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Krzysztof Komeda
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The Complete Recordings of Krzysztof Komeda, Vol. 14. CD cover
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Birth name Krzysztof Trzciński
Born (1931-04-27)27 April 1931
Poznań, Poland
Died 23 April 1969(1969-04-23) (aged 37)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Composer, musician
Instruments Piano
Years active 1952–69

Krzysztof Komeda (born Krzysztof Trzciński; 27 April 1931 – 23 April 1969) was a Polish film music composer and jazz pianist. Perhaps best known for his work in film scores, Komeda wrote the scores for Roman Polanski’s films Knife in the Water (1962), Cul-de-sac (1966), The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), and Rosemary’s Baby (1968). Komeda's album Astigmatic (1965) is often considered one of the most important European jazz albums. British critic Stuart Nicholson describes the album as "marking a shift away from the dominant American approach with the emergence of a specific European aesthetic."

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