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Book: Desperado

Chapter: Index of Names

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43453


Tomasz Stańko is arguably the greatest jazz musician Poland has ever produced. His career spanned almost 60 years until his death in 2018. A visionary trumpeter and composer, a protégé of Krzysztof Komeda and a colleague of musicians from Poland, Sweden, Norway, Britain, Cuba and the USA, his impact on jazz internationally was profound, proving that jazz was not exclusively an American art form but truly world-wide. In 2014 he was awarded the Polytika Passport in Poland, the Prix de musician Européan in Paris and the Preis der deutschen schallplattenkritik.

The book is a no-holds-barred extended interview with broadcaster Rafał Księżyk originally published in Polish by Wydawnictwo Literackie.

Chapter Contributors

  • Tomasz Stańko ( - tstanko) 'Jazz musician'