Geoff Posted February 2, 2004 Report Share Posted February 2, 2004 (edited) Krzysztof Komeda - Astigmatic Original Cover: Power Bros Reissue Cover: The Penguin Guide to Jazz pronounces that Astigamtic 'is not only the best Polish or European jazz records, but quite simply one of the best jazz records, full stop.' Looking through the previous AOTW I saw that there were very few european jazz albums. So when I thought I a european jazz album I could nominate one album came to mind, Astigmatic. (well if you exclude free jazz, I was going to pick Peter Brotzmann's Machine Gun, but decided against it) I agree with the comments in the Penguin Guide, this simply a superb album. An album that I would recommend as highly as Kind of Blue or A Love Supreme. The Quartet features Krzysztof Komeda (piano), Tomasz Stanko (trumpet), Zbigneiw Namyslowski (alto sax), Gunter Lenz (double bass), Rune Carlsson (drums). I will try to write a full review when the actual week starts. I look forward to hearing other people's opinion on this fine album. Thanks, Geoff Edited February 2, 2004 by Geoff Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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