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      01 Twenty Past Six                  
      Janusz Koman      
    02 Czemu z góry nie wiadomo      
      Koman-Jagielski
    03 Zatoka starego żółwia              
      Janusz Koman      
    04 Miasto samotnych serc      
      Koman-Kondratowicz      
    05 Niech moje serce kołysze ciebie do snu    
      Koman-Dutkiewicz      
    06 Moknie w deszczu diabeł      
      Koman-Młynarski    
    07 Oprócz mnie                
      Koman-Jagielski    
     
    Released: 2022
    Label: GAD Records (GAD CD 210)
    Format: CD,
    Band: KOMAN BAND
      J. Koman - Arr., Fender   piano, keyboard`s, pforte,
      A. Olejniczak ts, ss (1-5)
      Z. Jaremko - ss (6,7)
      W."Adzik" Sendecki - moog
      p, keyb,
      K. Ścieranski - bass (03)
      Z. Wrombel - bass
      R. Kossacz gt
      W. Kowalewski - dr, perc
      A. Lewandowski dr
       
    orchestra: PRiTV Orchestra in Poznan
      dyr. J.Koman
      PRiTV Orchestra in Warsaw
      dyr. J.Koman
    Recordings:
    1980
    Remastering: GAD Records 2022
       
    Unpublished recordings by Janusz Koman from 1980.

    The instrumental fruits of two recording sessions at Polish Radio are warm, atmospheric and full of positive emotions music on the border of jazz, rock and pop of the time. Soft and colorful.

    At the turn of the 1970s and 1980s, Koman Band slowly changed from a band with a permanent lineup into a banner under which the leader implemented his artistic plans.
    Music was also changing, taking on beautiful, often surprising shades at the threshold of the new decade.

     "Twenty Past Six" is a documentation of the Koman Band recording sessions from 1980. There is everything that defined Janusz Koman's work during this period: funk rhythms, lyrical melodies, characteristic harmonic turns.
    There are even bold trips to the world of impressionistic jazz-rock.
    Koman's productions at that time were eagerly recorded by Polish Radio and (unfortunately) widely ignored by the recording market. It's good that they survived - after many years they still sound fresh and are great to listen to.

    Not just twenty past six.
    The material included in the album "Twenty Past Six" was prepared on the basis of original tapes from the archives of Polish Radio in Poznań and Warsaw, remastered by Andrzej Poniatowski.

    This is the fourth part of a series of albums documenting the achievements of Koman Band from the 1970s and 1980s, after the well-received "Continuation", "Suita solna" and "Afternoon".
    (GAD Records)

     


    Koman Band

    Afternoon

    Released: 2021
    Label: GAD Records (GAD CD 180)
    Format: CD,
    Band: KOMAN BAND
    Janusz Koman aranżacje, Fender piano, keyb.
    Andrzej Olejniczak sax tenor, ss
    Wiesław Wilczkiewicz guitar
    Zbigniew Wrombel bass
    Piotr Kałużny piano, keyb.
    Adam Lewandowski drums
    Marek Surdyk perc
       
    Coro - (07) J.Koman, P.Szulc, Zb.Wodecki
    Orkiestra: Orkiestra PRiTV w Poznaniu
    dyr. J. Koman
    Recordings 1981 - Poznan
    Remastering: GAD Records 2021
       
    01
    Afternoon         
    Janusz Koman
     
    02
    Stork fortune telling
    Janusz Koman
     
    03
    The last frame           
    Janusz Koman
     
    04
    The cheapest trip in the world
    Janusz Koman
     
    05
    A check for life        
    Janusz Koman
     
    06
    I want her to come
    Janusz Koman
     
    07
    What will life be like in 20 years?
    Janusz Koman



    The last months before martial law are associated with a period of increasing nervousness, anxiety and fear of an uncertain tomorrow. In Janusz Koman's work, this time sounds like an ideal antidote to the worries of everyday life. It shines with the rays of the sun, radiates warmth and peace. A previously unpublished session with Andrzej Olejniczak and Wieslaw Wilczkiewicz on an album for the first time!

    The material, recorded in 1981, sounds fresh to this day and soothes all worries with its sound. Janusz Koman combined here pop hitness with jazz lightness, which he always did well. The songs flow slowly, are full of extremely melodic themes and well-balanced solo performances. Keyboard parts and guitar accompaniment by Wiesław Wilczkiewicz have a great influence on the sound of the whole. He, along with the saxophonist Andrzej Olejniczak, is also responsible for the solo parts.

    The material on the album "Afternoon" was prepared on the basis of original tapes from the archives of Radio Poznań and remastered in Sweden by Andrzej Poniatowski.

    This is the third part of the series of CDs documenting the achievements Koman Band from the 70s and 80s of the last century, after the well-received "Continuation" and "Solar Suite". (GAD Records)

     

     

    Koman Band

    Solar Suite

    Released: 2021
    Label: GAD Records (GAD CD 159)
    Format: CD,
    Band: KOMAN BAND
      J. Koman - Arr., Fender piano, keyboard`s, pforte,
      P. Serafinski - Hammond org.
      W. Waglewski, R. Kossacz - guit.
      A. Tylec - dr
      Z. Lubański - bass
       
    Orkiestra: Orkiestra PRiTV w Łodzi
    dyr. H. Debich
      Zbigniew Karwacki - ss
       
    Zespół: COMPLETORIUM
      Krzysztof Woliński - g
      Andrzej Kleszczewski - g
       
    Recordings:  
    197- Łódz
    Remastering: GAD Records 2021
       
    01
    Overture         
    Janusz Koman
     
    02
    Black landscape  
    Janusz Koman
     
    03
    Day vision  
    Janusz Koman
     
    04
    Autumn sadness 
    Janusz Koman
     
    05
    Helplessness    
    Janusz Koman
    06
    Solar vision
    Janusz Koman
     
    07
    Reef                   
    Janusz Koman
     

    Aufnahmen: Studio des Polnischen Rundfunks in Lodz, Anfang 1979

    In 1979 Janusz Koman composed music for the ballet.
    Music that few heard afterwards, and certainly no one danced it. Till today. "Solar Suite" is one of the most surprising and unfinished projects by Janusz Koman from the 1970s.

    Although in the history of this decade he went down primarily as a composer, arranger and leader of the Koman Band, which worked, among others, With Krystyna Pronko, Zdzislawa Sosnicka and Stan Borys, his interests extended much further. Koman spent a decade writing instrumental music, looking for inspiration in the world of jazz and rock.

     He was also interested in larger musical forms.
    Made with the Grand Theater in Łódź in mind, "Solar Suite" is one of them - a long, multi-threaded story recorded by the Koman Band with the accompaniment of the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra in Łódź under the baton of Henryk Debich and the Completorium acoustic guitar duo.

     There is a place for jazz-rock solo performances, film momentum, and even absolute free! All closed in forty minutes,with the main theme returning like an echo.

    Solar Suite" was reconstructed from the original radio tapes from the archives of Polish Radio and remastered by Andrzej Poniatowski. This is the second part of the series of CDs documenting the achievements of Koman Band from the 70s and 80s of the last century.
    (GAD Records)


     



    Koman Band
         
    01 Korbol                     07 Raga             
      Michalczyk   Koman
    02 Bad girl's house
    08 Tsetse fly
      Koman-Szczepkowski   Koman-Michalczyk 
    03 Dark affairs window
      Koman-Szczepkowski    
    04 Golden darkness, silver darkness            
      Koman-Walczak
    05 In the country of silence      
      Koman-Walczak    
    06 Continuation
       
      Koman    
       
              Continuation  
    Recordings from 1974-1975
    Released: 2021
    A funk machine that went down in the history of Polish music as the group responsible for the phenomenal sound of Krystyna Pronko's first two albums.
    The Koman Band, however, had much more to offer. And although nothing came of the production of the band's original album in the mid-1970s, it's high time to change this state of affairs.

    The project carried out by Janusz Koman since 1973 was a unique phenomenon on the Polish market. The extensive line-up, dominated by a perfectly sounding trumpet section, worked both in the swinging songs "House of a bad girl", "In the country of silence", as well as in longer forms discovering the solo possibilities of the musicians: "Darkness golden, darkness silver", "Continuation").
    Koman Band in its first incarnation was a real funk beast with a unique sound, which was also not afraid of bold journeys into the world of fusion.
     
    "Continuation" opens a series of CDs documenting the achievements of Janusz Koman and the Koman Band.
    The entire material was remastered from the original tapes from the archives of Polish Radio.
    A vinyl version is in preparation.
    (GAD Records)
    Label: GAD Records (GAD CD 149)
    Format: CD,
    Band: KOMAN BAND
      J. Koman - Arr., Fender piano,
      W. Michalczyk -gt
    (1-4, 7)
      B. Krajewski - G (5, 6, 8)
      J. Śnigurowicz - bass
      M. Śnigurowicz -
    dr (5, 6, 8)
      M. Czaj - dr (1-4, 7)
      W. Tarczyński - voc, perc
      T. Janiak - tpt (5, 6, 8)
      A. Diering - tpt
      W. Dobrowolski - tpt
      M. Maślanka - tpt
    (1-4, 7)
      Z. Wójcik - tpt (1-4, 7)
      B. Kondracki - ts, viol
    (5, 6, 8)
      M. Święcicki - synth (1)
    Orkiestra: Orkiestra PRiTV w Łodzi
    dyr. H. Debich
    Recording: 1974-1975
    Remastering: GAD Records 2020

      © 2000 Koman Band