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Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: March 14, 1958

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 music, African- American classical (Jazz) and other forms and styles of creative improvisation.

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, “Apropos Cluster”- Roedelius and Moebius,”Vive le Roi”

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 composed and directed by Yola Wesolowska incl...
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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


Featured recording “''Rough Ground

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

Ota Records
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