Death of an ECM star, 76

Death of an ECM star, 76


norman lebrecht

July 29, 2018

The Polish trumpeter, composer and free jazz pioneer Tomasz Stańko died today in Warsaw.

Working across many genres from Kryzstof Penderecki to Indian mysticism, his releases on ECM Records were always fresh and surprising, underpinned by tremendous melodic invention.


  • barry guerrero says:

    Ahh, what a pity. I can’t say I was wild about his music, but he did try to do something different that was also – usually – quite listenable.

  • Clarrieu says:

    Probably an much underrated musician. One of the great voices of post-Miles trumpet in european Jazz, along with Kenny Wheeler, Palle Mikkelborg…