Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz - Magdalena Grzebałkowska

Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz - Magdalena Grzebałkowska

Twenty-one Years to Go ...

Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz - Magdalena Grzebałkowska

Magdalena Grzebałkowska [+-]
Journalist and Author
A history graduate of the University of Gdańsk, Magdalena Grzebałkowska is a multi-award-winning journalist and author of four books of non-fiction. In addition to her biography of Krzysztof Komeda, she has also written best-selling biographies of the Polish poet-priest, Jan Twardowski; and the Beksińskis, (artist father, Zdzisław, and music journalist-son, Tomasz). Her book of reportage on the Polish experience of the Reclaimed Territories and the repatriation of Poles following the Second World War: 1945: War and Peace (2015) won the Newsweek Prize and the Nike Literary Award (audience’s choice). Magdalena Grzebałkowska is a popular speaker at the country’s many book festivals and makes frequent appearances in the Polish media.

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Now in Ostrów Wielkopolski, 18-year-old Komeda sets up his first band, Carioca. Though dreamy and academically-unfocused, Komeda is visionary, driven and daring with his music, nominally playing folk and dance music, while slipping in ‘degenerate western jazz’ pieces past the communist censors, who insist on socialist realism in the arts.

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Grzebałkowska, Magdalena. Twenty-one Years to Go .... Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 38-58 Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781799451. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39268. Date accessed: 27 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39268. Oct 2020

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