Astigmatic is a studio album by Polish jazz pianist and composer Krzysztof Komeda. It is often considered to be Komeda's masterpiece as well as one of the greatest albums of both Polish and European jazz. Astigmatic consists of three long tracks, all written by Komeda. Kattorna" (meaning "female cats" in Swedish) is based on a motif from Komeda's soundtrack for a movie of the same name directed by Henning Carlsen. Svantetic" is dedicated to Svante Foerster, a Swedish poet who was a friend of Komeda.
Complete your Komeda Quintet collection. Astigmatic (LP, Album, RE). Polskie Nagrania Muza, Polskie Nagrania Muza. Kvinteto Krzysztofa Komedy. Krzysztof Komeda (LP, Album).
Artist: Komeda Quintet Album: Astigmatic Year: 1966 Genre: post bop, modal, avant-garde, free jazz Country: Poland Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza – XL 0298 (Polish Jazz – Vol. 5). Personnel: Bass – Gunter Lenz Drums – Rune Carlsson Piano – Krzysztof Komeda Saxophone – Zbigniew Namysłowski Trumpet – Tomasz Stanko. Tracklist: A1 Astigmatic. B1 Kattorna B2 Svantetic.
It is often considered to be Komeda's masterpiece as well as one of the greatest albums of both Polish and European jazz. Reception and legacy. Additional personnel. Everipedia is getting a makeover! How can we improve?
Artists Krzysztof Komeda Quintet Astigmatic. Astigmatic Krzysztof Komeda Quintet. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). Tracklist Astigmatic.
- Alto Saxophone – Zbigniew Namysłowski
- Artwork – Rosław Szaybo*
- Bass – Gunter Lenz*
- Composed By – K. Komeda*
- Drums – Rune Carlsson
- Liner Notes – Adam Sławiński
- Photography By – M. Karewicz*
- Piano – Krzysztof Komeda
- Trumpet – Tomasz Stańko
NotesStereo edition with light blue labels
Text printed using dark blue letters.
Rooster logo, interlocking circles containing "S" and "33".
"Stereo" and "Made In Poland" printed below the Muza logo above the spindle hole.
Recorded in Warsaw, December 1965.
This is a circa 1975/1976 reissue with a 1975/76 record in a 1974 sleeve described below:
The "presentet" error on the front cover present in both 1966 and 1971 reissues is corrected and now spells "presented".
This style of Polskie Nagrania logo was used from late 1970 / early 1971.
Note that there is only one catalog number on the cover for the stereo version as opposed to the 1971 reissue which still has two numbers for both mono and stereo version.
Mono records were discontinued in Poland in 1973/1974.
After 1975 Polskie Nagrania's catalog number system was changed and the prefixes were no longer SXL but SX.
Also, blue labels were discontinued in the second half of the 1970s.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: BIEM
- Matrix / Runout (Center label, Side A): S-3 XW-605
- Matrix / Runout (Center label, side B): S-3 XW-606
- Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): S3XW 605 AC
- Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): S3XW 606-3 C
- Other (Back cover, lower right corner): ŁDA
- Other (Price printed on back cover, lower left corner): 65 zł
|XL 0298||Komeda Quintet||Astigmatic (LP, Album, Mono)||Polskie Nagrania Muza||XL 0298||Poland||1967|
|SXL 0298||Komeda Quintet||Astigmatic (LP, Album, RE)||Polskie Nagrania Muza||SXL 0298||Poland||2004|
|XL 0298, 08256 4 64885 9 9||Komeda Quintet||Astigmatic (LP, Album, RE)||Polskie Nagrania Muza, Polskie Nagrania Muza||XL 0298, 08256 4 64885 9 9||Poland||2016|
|08256 4 64886 0 5||Komeda Quintet||Astigmatic (CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig)||Warner Music Poland||08256 4 64886 0 5||Poland||2016|
|SX 0298||Komeda Quintet||Astigmatic (LP, Album, RE)||Polskie Nagrania Muza||SX 0298||Poland||1989|