Borys Janczarski: tenor saxophone
Tomasz Grzegorski: tenor & soprano saxophone
Wojciech Pulcyn: double bass
Kazimierz Jonkisz: drums
Jerzy Małek: trumpet [4,5,6]
polish-jazz.blogspot.com; Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Kazimierz Jonkisz, born in 1948, is a legend of Polish jazz and arguably one of the best drummers of its golden era along with equally prominent Czesław Bartkowski or Janusz Stefański. He collaborated with almost every significant jazz musician in Poland, among them those the greatest like Zbigniew Namysłowski, Mieczysław Kosz, Adam Makowicz, Michał Urbaniak or Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski. He was also one of the first or even the first drummer in Polish jazz who created and led his own ensemble. With his bands he recorded for acclaimed Polish Jazz series in 1980 "Tiritaka" and in 1987 "Outsider" which count among the best albums in whole history of jazz music in Poland.
Unlike many of his colleagues from that era who either became inactive or have nothing interesting to say, Jonkisz continued to record important albums also in new "capitalistic" times. Perhaps it helped him that since 1992 he was working with younger....... more