Born: January 26, 1956
Plenty has been written about European musicians approaching the American jazz tradition; it's far rarer to hear about American musicians bringing their heritage to distinctly European projects. Capitalizing on the critical acclaim for its debut Crazy Girl, pianist/composer/arranger Andrzej Winnicki and saxophonist Krzysztof Medyna - the driving force behind Komeda Project - bring trumpeter Russ Johnson back for their new CD Requiem. What makes Requiem different, however, and a significant evolution over Crazy Girl, is the enlistment of über-bassist Scott Colley and the equally ubiquitous drummer Nasheet Waits...
Crazy GirlWM Records
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Komeda Project w/Jeremy Pelt - Krzysztof Komeda's "Svantetic"
Komeda Project @ Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC - Krzysztof Komeda's "Ballad for Bernt"