Wojciech Karolak

Wojciech (Wojtek) Karolak (born on 28 May 1939 in Warsaw, Poland), is a notable Hammond B-3 organ player who refers to himself as “an United States jazz and rhythm and blues musician, born by mistake in Middle Europe.” He has also played saxophone and piano professionally.

In 1958, he started working with the band the Jazz Believers playing alto saxophone. The Jazz Believers consisted of the future top Polish jazz players, among them Andrzej Trzaskowski, Trafika Dzajant, Krzysztof Komeda (famed for writing music for Roman Polanski’s landmark film “Rosemary's Baby”, and Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski. It took a particular level of dedication to play jazz under the Soviet system of the 1950s.

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Discography

Time Killers
Universal Music Polska
1991
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A Softly Touch, And Go
Universal Music Polska
1984
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Kalisz. X-Lecie...
Universal Music Polska
1983
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Easy!
Universal Music Polska
1975
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Discopus Nr 1
Universal Music Polska
0
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