He has recorded about 40 original albums and composed music to several dozen films and theatrical performances. Stańko has concerted all over the world, playing and recording with international and Polish stars like Cecil Taylor, Jan Garbarek, Peter Warren, Stu Martin, Edward Vesala, Don Cherry, Gary Peacock, Dave Holland, Dino Saluzzi, Krzysztof Komeda, Adam Makowicz, Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Seifert, Michał Urbaniak or Tomasz Szukalski. he is a laureate of numerous Polish and international awards and the first winner of the European Jazz Award (2003). Throughout his career Stańko has created plentiful unique compositions, attracting the attention of jazz laymen and making the fans delighted.
In 1963 the talented young trumpeter was invited by Krzysztof Komeda to cooperation in the pianist’s band. Stańko concerted within the legendary quintet for four years and in 1965 took part in the recording of Astigmatic, the album considered as the greatest achievement of Polish jazz.
In 1985 Stańko formed his own band Freelectronic, in which he concentrated on experimenting with the synthetic sound. In the 90’s he returned to the acoustic music while cooperating and recording with Jon Christensen i Arild Andersen (Bluish), Bobo Stenson, Anders Jormin i Tony Oxley (Bosonossa and other Ballads). For the last 20 years he has been concerting and recording for ECM Records. Year 2013 saw the release of Wisława, the album inspired by the poetry of Wisława Szymborska and the memories of their common performances from several years ago.
Music for K. (1970)
Music from The Taj Mahal (1980)
Music '81 (1982)
Witkacy - Pejotl (1988)
Freelectronic: Switzerland (1988)
Bosonossa and other Ballads (1993)
Matka Joanna (1995)
Roberto Zucco (1995)
From The Green Hill (1999)
Soul of Things (2002)
Suspended Night (2004)
Wolność w Sierpniu (2005)
Dark Eyes (2009)
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