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KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA "What's up Mr.Basie"


This composition was composed in 1963 in Copenhagen. It was composed to the Danish-Swedish movie directed by Henning Carlsen and called "Hvad med os?"-what means "What about us?". The main part was acted by great Swedish actress-Hariett Anderson.For the second time Komeda used it during Jazz Jamboree Festival in 1963. The recording included on this CD just comes from JazzJamboree in 1963. Knife in the water This ballad originates from the soundtrack of Roman Polanski's movie under the same title.The first-night performance of that composition took place in Warsaw in 1962. The recording included on this CD comes from JazzJamboree in 1963. Roman Two The title of that composition should be written just like that " II ". Christopher Komeda used to name it or rather mark it that way.It was in "Cracow period" in 1958.He composed it for the needs of ZAIKS-the union which protected copyrights. I made Chris join this union. Music output of Christopher wasn't great in that time: soundtrack of Roman Polanski's movie called "Two men and a wardrobe" and three other compositons "When angels fall down", "Lullaby" and "Memory of Bach". ZAIKS wanted him to compose 10 compositions, so Komeda sat down at my old, little broken piano and composed several "pieces". That one was second so he marked it " II ".After wards it showed successful composition and it's premiere was in Warsaw during Jazz Jamboree Festival in 1963. Zofia Komeda




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