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Stan Michalak

Born: March 14, 1958    Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Stan Michalak

Stan Michalak is an extraordinary bass player. Born in Lodz. Studied violin and double bass. Stan's musical roots are deep in the traditions of European classical, African- American classical (Jazz) and the indigenous music of his people and his homeland.

Scholarship of Alban Berg Fundation in Vienna. He worked in studio with Hans Joachim Roedelius (the pioneer of contemporary electronic music) and recorded few CD's incl. “Theather Works”-feat. Brian Eno.

He performed and recorded with great EARTHA KITT and with Herb Geller, Oliver Johnson, Kosta Lucacs, Charles Owens, Billy Bang, Jocelyn B.Smith, Souleymane Toure, Daryl Waters, Abdu Salim, Jean Paul Bourelly, Omar Sosa, DJ Spooky, Anthony Baggette, Eddie Henderson, Tony Hurdle, Mariana Baraj, Frank Lacy, Reggie Moore, Ashraf Sharif Khan, Johnny Rabb,Marek Balata, Kazimierz Jonkisz, to name a few.

He contributed in theatre and multimedia projects with music by Yola Wesolowska.

Stan also recorded with Eartha Kitt “Live at the Theater des Westens”(Deutschland Radio Berlin), CD's: “Fuasimodo Rings a Bell” with Fuasi & Ensemble, “Sharifa's Favorite Things” (WEA/Warner) with Sharifa & Wordsong, “Just as I am” with Siggy Davis and Jean Paul Bourelly, “Cave Painting” with Christof Vonderau and Nirankar Khalsa, “Legacy” with Sharifa (Mami Watu) and Gernot Reetz, in 2009 “Tales from the Earth” feat...
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”...an extraordinary instrumental technique, precision and original melodic phrases...” Jazz Forum

“ He is marvellous on this instrument, the bass.” Eartha Kitt

” Stan Michalak, ein Begnadeter und Virtuoser bassist, der u.a. lange Zeit ein unverzichtbarer Begleiter von Eartha Kitt. ” Jazz Podium

as a side musician and co/comp.

"Variety of Moods"
Hans Joachim Roedelius
Edicions Nova Era -Barcelona
1990
Hans Joachim Roedelius - key, electronics, Alexander Czjzek - sax, Stan (Stanislaw ) Michalak - bass, guitar, key

" Apropos Cluster "
Moebius - Roedelius
Curious Music
1990
Dieter Moebius - electronics, Hans Joachim Roedelius - key, Stan (Stanislaw ) Michalak -dbass

" Sinfonia Contempora No.1"
Hans Joachim Roedelius
BSC Music
1994

" Theater Works "
Hans Joachim Roedelius
Multimood Records
1994
Nicola Alesini - ss, Joao de Bruco - perc., Fabio Cappani - g, Brian Eno - g, synth., Mark Lintern - Harris - comp., Stan (Stanislaw) Michalak - db, Dieter Moebius - synth., Hermann Rid - as,ts, Michael Rother - dr machine, g, synth.

" Sharifa's Favorite Things " the poetry
Sharifa & Wordsong
WEA/ Warner
1995
Sharifa Malik (Mami Watu) - voice, Fuasi Khaliq -ts, Carolyn del Rosario - key, Stan Michalak- bass, Kenny Martin - dr

" Legacy "
Sharifa
OWM Records
1997
Sharifa Malik (Mami Watu)- voice, Gernot Reetz - key, Stan Michalak - db

" Cave Painting "
Vonderau, Michalak, Khalsa
Fresko Music
1997
Christof Vonderau - classic guitar, Stan (Stanislaw) Michalak -db, Nirankar Khalsa - perc.,fl

" Fuasimodo Rings a Bell "
Fuasi & Ensemble
Lifelight Records
1998
Fuasi Khaliq - ts, fl, perc., Marque Lowenthal - p, perc., Stan Michalak - db, perc., Kenny Martin - dr

" En el Central "
Fuasi & Ensemble
I-N-G-O Musica
2000
Fuasi Khaliq - ts, Marque Lowenthal - p, Stan (Stanislaw) Michalak - db, Nirankar Khalsa - dr, perc.

" Just as I am "
Siggy Davis
Congo Square Production
2005
Jean Paul Bourelly - g, Sjan Pho Duc - key, Stan Michalak - db, Kenny Martin - dr, Kai Boni - perc.

" The Abakua "
Fuasi
Lifelight Records
2008
Fuasi Khaliq - sax, fl, perc., Christian Grabandt - tp, Rolf Zielke -p, Tino Derado - p, Reggie Moore - p, Max Hughes -bg, Stan (Stanislaw) Michalak -db, Daryl Taylor -b, Kenny Martin -dr, Robbie Geerken -perc., Aly Keita - balaphone, Peter Horisberger - vib, Souleymane Toure -perc., Loomis Green - g, Esther Cowens- voc, Jumaa Prvulovic -voc

" Tales from The Earth "
Mark Weinstein Omar Sosa
Ota Records
2009
Mark Weinstein - fl, Omar Sosa - vib, marimba, p, Jean Paul Bourelly - g, Aly Keita - balaphone, Stan Michalak -db, Marque Gilmore - dr, Aho Luc Nicaise -perc.,voc, Mathias Agbokou - perc., voc

<|> " We've got plans" <||>
Krzysztof Puma Piasecki, Stan Michalak, Kenny Martin
Radio Opole
2010

"Vive le Roi"
Michalak Roedelius
2011

"Rough Ground"
The Legacy Trio
OWM Records
2012
Shar'Ifa -voc, Gernot Reetz - p, Stanislav Michalak -db

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