Stan Michalak

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: March 14, 1958    

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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Featured recording “''Rough Ground

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''Rough Ground " The Legacy Trio , Shar'Ifa, Gernot Reetz, Stan Michalak

Ota Records (2012)

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” 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

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