Komeda Project

WM Records, 2007CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 13.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Komeda Project is Russ Johnson (t), Krzysztof Medyna (sax), Andrzej Winnicki (p), Michael Bates (b) and David Anthony (d). The quintet is dedicated to keeping the music of cinematic composer Krzysztof Komeda alive. This Euro-twist on jazz feels like modern jazz in Winnicki’s arrangements. Bates use of the bow on the intro of “Ballada” adds depth and drama to the piece, a beautiful blue ballad. Medyna is wailing on “Is That Your Answer?” with a Coltrane influence no doubt. He is joined by Russ on “Svantetic” for some sweet harmonies out front. “Tail Piece”, a more relaxed tune is Winnicki’s showpiece. They have accomplished their mission and bring Komeda’s music to a new audience.


Publicist: WM Records