OK so maybe sth about Polish Jazz
Krzysztof Komeda (born Krzysztof Trzciński 8 April 1931 in Poznań - 23 April 1969 in Warsaw) was a Polish film music composer and jazz pianist. He wrote the scores for Roman Polański's films Rosemary's Baby, Knife in the Water and Cul-de-sac.
Michał Urbaniak (born June 22, 1943) is a Polish jazz musician and composer born in Warsaw, playing mainly the violin, lyricon and saxophone during concerts and recordings. He played a central role in the development of jazz fusion in the 1970s and 1980s, and has introduced elements of folk, R&B, hip hop, and symphonic music to jazz.
Urbaniak was now playing on a custom-made, five string violin furnished especially for him, on a violin synthesizer, and on a lyricon. His fusion with a hint of folklore was becoming popular among the leaders of American jazz, and also provided occasions for many new musicians (Harold Williams, Steve Jordan, Marcus Miller, Kenny Kirkland). He started to play in well known clubs such as Village Vanguard and Village Gate, in famous concert halls such as Carnegie Hall. In this period he played with such stars as Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, George Benson, and Billy Cobham.
Urbaniak has invited and has been invited by many other well known jazz stars, including Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller, Joe Zawinul, Ron Carter, and Quincy Jones. In 1985, he was invited to play during the recording of Tutu with the father of fusion, Miles Davis. Davis is reported to have said on this occasion: "Get me this ******* Polish fiddler!"
Tomasz Stańko (born 11 July 1942 in Rzeszów) is a renowned Polish jazz trumpet player, composer, and pioneer of the jazz avant-garde.
Adam Makowicz (born Adam Matyszkowicz August 18, 1940 in Gnojnik, Germany) is a Polish pianist living in Toronto, who plays mostly jazz. Besides playing solo, he has worked with such musicians as Michał Urbaniak and Leszek Możdżer. His technical mastery has been compared to that of Art Tatum and Errol Garner, among others.
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Leszek Możdżer (b. March 3, 1971, Gdańsk) is a leading Polish jazz pianist. He has worked with such artists as Zbigniew Namysłowski, Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Zbigniew Preisner, Kazik Staszewski, Pat Metheny, David Gilmour, Behemoth and Lester Bowie. His most popular recordings are perhaps his "Impressions," subtle new interpretations of Chopin's compositions. His recordings are the most popular jazz albums in Poland.
"Noc w Krakowie / Night in Cracow"
soundtrack from Kieslowski "Blue" (it is part of this movie)
Wojciech Kilar (b. July 17, 1932 in Lwów, Poland now L'viv, Ukraine) is a Polish classical and film music composer.