Zbigniew Seifert

Zbigniew Seifert (June 6, 1946 — Feb. 15, 1979) was a 1970s Polish jazz-rock violinist who appeared on albums by Tomasz Stańko, Volker Kriegel, Jan “Ptaszyn” Wróblewski, Joachim Kühn, and Jasper van’t Hof during the first half of the decade. In 1974, he participated in the Hans Koller / Wolfgang Dauner super-project Kunstkopfindianer. Between 1976 and […]

Young Power

Young Power were a Polish jazz-rock ensemble that released three albums on Power Bros and Polskie Nagrania Muza between 1986 and 1989. Members: Krzysztof Popek (flute), Krzysztof Zawadzki (percussion), Piotr Wojtasik (trumpet), Antoni Gralak (trumpet), Robert Jakubiec (trumpet), Robert Majewski (trumpet), Grzegorz Nagórski (trombone), Bronisław Duży (trombone), Aleksander Korecki (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone), Kinior (tenor […]

Zbigniew Namysłowski

Zbigniew Namysłowski (born Sept. 9 1939) is a Polish saxophonist and composer who first recorded with The Jazz Rockers during the early 1960s. Numerous solo and collaborative recordings appeared over the next half-century, most notably a run of jazz-rock albums on Polskie Nagrania Muza between 1973 and 1977. Discography: Lola (1964) Zbigniew Namysłowski Quartet (1966 • […]

Voo Voo

Voo Voo are a Polish jazz-rock/folk band from Warszawa, formed in 1986 and debuting that year with a self-titled album on Pronit. The band has released more than 35 albums since that time, including several live recordings and soundtracks. Members:  Wojciech Waglewski (guitar, vocals), Jan Pospieszalski (guitar, bass, 1986-98), Mateusz Pospieszalski (saxophone, vocals), Milo Kurtis […]

Wlodek Gulgowski

Wlodek Gulgowski (February 13, 1944) is a Polish keyboardist and composer who first recorded with Dixieland band Warszawscy Stompersi during the mid-1960s. After relocating to Sweden, he collaborated with vocalist Maritza Horn on a 1972 Columbia (EMI) release and joined jazz-rock supergroup Pop Workshop, which issued two albums on Grammofonverket during 1973 and 1974. He […]

Tadeusz Woźniak

Tadeusz Woźniak (born March 6, 1947) is a Polish singer/songwriter who released a pair of EPs on Polskie Nagrania Muza circa 1969/70, followed by two albums on the label between 1972 and 1974. Discography: Tadeusz Woźniak (EP, 1969) Tadeusz Woźniak (EP, 1970) Tadeusz Woźniak (1972) Tadeusz Woźniak [Odcień Ciszy] (1974)

String Connection

String Connection were a Polish jazz ensemble that released six albums on Poljazz and Polton between 1982 and 1986. Members:  Krzesimir Dębski (violin), Krzysztof Przybyłowicz (drums), Zbigniew Wrombel (bass guitar), Zbigniew Lewandowski (drums), Andrzej Olejniczak (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone), Krzysztof Ścierański (bass guitar), Andrzej Jagodziński (piano) Discography: Workoholic (1982) New Romantic Expectation (1983) Jazz (1984) […]

Spisek Sześciu

Spisek Sześciu were a Polish jazz-rock sextet that issued the album Complot of Six on Polskie Nagrania Muza in 1975. Members: Adam Bielawski (drums), Andrzej Pluszcz (guitar), Bogusław Razik (piano), Włodzimierz Wiński (saxophone), Leszek Paszko (trombone), Zbigniew Czwojda (trumpet) Discography: Complot of Six (1975)


Siekiera were a Polish coldwave/art-punk band from Puławy, formed in 1983 and initially active for five years. In 1986, the band released a standalone single and the album Nowa Aleksandria on Tonpress. A clutch of 1984-era demos and live recordings were collected on two CDs released by W Moich Oczach in the late 2000s. Members: […]


Skaldowie are a Polish pop/rock band that has been active through numerous iterations for more than a half-century, starting in 1965. Between 1967 and 1989, the band released 14 studio albums, mostly on Pronit and Polskie Nagrania Muza. Members: Jacek Zieliński (vocals, trumpet, violin), Andrzej Zieliński (vocals, keyboards, 1965-81, 1993-present), Feliks Naglicki (bass, guitar, 1965-67), […]


The Silesian Blues Band — commonly billed as SBB — are a Polish symphonic/space-rock band from Siemianowice Śląskie, formed in 1971. The band debuted with an eponymous 1974 live set on Polskie Nagrania Muza, followed by seven studio albums on that label as well as Intercord, Spiegelei, and Supraphon between 1975 and 1981. Members: Józef […]


Republika were a Polish New Wave/coldwave band that released two albums on Pronit and three singles on Tonpress between 1983 and 1986. A five-year break preceded a second round of activity during the following decade. Members:  Grzegorz Ciechowski (vocals, keyboards, flute), Sławomir Ciesielski (drums, vocals), Zbigniew Krzywański (guitar, vocals), Paweł Kuczyński (bass, 1980-90) Discography: Nowe […]

Porter Band

Porter Band were a Polish New Wave/blues-rock combo that was initially active between 1979 and 1982, releasing the album Helicopters on Pronit and a live recording on Wifon. Members:  John Porter (guitar, vocals), Aleksander Mrożek (guitar, 1979-82), Kazimierz Cwynar (bass, 1979-82), Leszek Chalimoniuk [aka Les Chalimon] (drums, 1979), Wojciech Morawski (drums, 1980-82) Discography: “Freeze Everybody” […]

Orkiestra Ósmego Dnia

Orkiestra Ósmego Dnia was a Polish classical/folk project headed by flutist Jan A. P. Kaczmarek. The project yielded three albums on Savitor between 1982 and 1985. Members: Jan A. P. Kaczmarek (leader, strings, flute), Grzegorz Banaszak (guitar), Maciej Talaga (guitar, 1984-89), Ewa Iżykowska, Agnieszka Dondajewska, Robert Nakoneczny, Olga Szwajger, Krzesimir Dębski, Krzysztof Ścierański (bass guitar) […]


Perfect are a Polish hard-rock band that debuted with a 1981 EP on Tonpress, followed by a pair of 1982 albums on that label and Polskie Nagrania Muza. A 1983 live album on Savitor preceded a 10-year gap in recording. Subsequent decades witnessed more prolific live and studio output from the band. Members: Wojciech Morawski […]

Obywatel G.C.

Obywatel G.C. (Aug. 29, 1957 — Dec. 22, 2001) was the performing alias of Polish New Wave/coldwave musician Grzegorz Ciechowski, who released two albums and a soundtrack under the name on Tonpress and Polskie Nagrania Muza during the late 1980s. Discography: Obywatel G.C. (1986) Tak! Tak! (1988) Stan strachu (OST, 1989)

Michał Urbaniak

Michał Urbaniak (born Jan. 22, 1943) is a Polish violinist, saxophonist, and composer who first recorded with Warszawa post-bop quintet The Jazz Rockers during the early 1960s. He debuted as a bandleader with two albums on Spiegelei circa 1971/72. Emigrating to the United States in 1973, he recorded a string of jazz-funk albums over the […]

Urszula Dudziak

Urszula Dudziak (born Oct. 22, 1943) is a Polish jazz vocalist who first recorded in the late-1960s jazz combo Urbaniak’s Orchestra with then-husband Michał Urbaniak. In 1973, the couple migrated to the U.S. and backed each other on numerous jazz-rock albums over the ensuing decade. Her profile peaked with the 1975–1977 Arista releases Urszula and Midnight […]


Urszula Kasprzak (born Feb. 7, 1960) is a Polish pop/rock singer who first emerged as a backing vocalist for Budka Suflera, serving in the band from 1979 to 1982. She released two solo albums in the New Wave/synthpop vein circa 1983/84 on Savitor and Polton, followed by two late-’80s titles on Arston and Polskie Nagrania […]