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Stańko in April 2013

Tomasz Ludwik Stańko (11 July 1942 – 29 July 2018) was a Polish trumpeter and composer. His work is described as free jazz and the avant-garde. He was born in Rzeszów, Poland. From 1984 he was a member of Cecil Taylor's big band.[1]

He was known for his work with pianist Krzysztof Komeda on Komeda's album Astigmatic, recorded in early 1965.[2][3] In 1968 Stańko formed a quintet that included Zbigniew Seifert on violin and alto saxophone, and in 1975 he formed the Tomasz Stańko-Adam Makowicz Unit.

Stańko died in Warsaw on 29 July 2018 from lung cancer, aged 76.[4]


  1. Yanow, Scott (2000). Trumpet Kings: The Players who Shaped the Sound of Jazz Trumpet. p. 351. 
  2. ""Astigmatic" – Krzysztof Komeda Quintet". Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  3. Cook, Bernard A. (2001). Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia, Vol. II K-Z. p. 1020. 
  4. "Tomasz Stańko nie żyje" (in polish). 29 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.