Grzegorz Turnau

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Grzegorz Turnau is a Polish composer, pianist, poet and singer.

He was born on 31 July 1967 in Kraków, Poland. At age seventeen he won First Prize (Grand Prix) at The Student Song Festival in Kraków in 1984. He went on to join the Piwnica pod Baranami Cabaret, composing such hits as "Znów wędrujemy", and released his first album, Naprawdę nie dzieje się nic ("Really, nothing is happening") in 1991. He has released eleven albums to date, including one (Cafe Sułtan) made up of his own versions of songs by Jeremi Przybora and Jerzy Wasowski, and most have enjoyed considerable chart success. His characteristic style consists of strong, clear lyrics and music composed in special keys and harmonies, using instruments such as piano (played by himself), saxophone, violin and various horns. Influenced by such artists as Marek Grechuta and Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz, his music style has been described as "soft jazz". He did participate in the Aleksander Glondys's "Ellington po krakowsku" ("Ellington Kraków way"), a concert based upon idea of notable composers of Piwnica pod Baranami playing their interpretations of Duke's music. Other participants include Pawluśkiewicz, Zbigniew Raj and several other musicians.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Naprawdę nie dzieje się nic Grzegorz Turnau 1
1993 Pod światło Grzegorz Turnau 1
1995 To tu, to tam Grzegorz Turnau 1
1997 Tutaj jestem Grzegorz Turnau 2
1998 Księżyc w misce Grzegorz Turnau 1
1998 Witaj gwiazdo złota Ewa Małas-Godlewska gościnnie Grzegorz Turnau 1
1999 Ultima Grzegorz Turnau 4 1
2002 Nawet Grzegorz Turnau 4 1
2003 Kołysanki-utulanki Magda Umer i Grzegorz Turnau 2
2004 Cafe Sułtan Grzegorz Turnau 3 1
2005 11:11 Grzegorz Turnau 4 1
2006 Historia pewnej podróży Grzegorz Turnau 1
2007 Pasjans na Dwóch Andrzej Sikorowski, Grzegorz Turnau 1
2008 Kruchy świat, kruche szkło Grzegorz Turnau i Wojciech Malajkat 1
2010 Fabryka klamek Grzegorz Turnau 1
2014 7 widoków w drodze do Krakowa Grzegorz Turnau 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Kawałek cienia Grzegorz Turnau 2
2009 Do zobaczenia Grzegorz Turnau 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Turnau w "Trójce" Grzegorz Turnau 1
2011 Och! Turnau Och-Teatr 18V2011 Grzegorz Turnau 1

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