Wojciech Plewiński: Krzysztof Komeda and his wife Zofia Komeda, Zakopane, Poland, 1958
Krzysztof Komeda (1931-1969) was a Polish film music composer and jazz pianist. Komeda wrote the scores for Roman Polanski’s films Rosemary’s Baby, The Fearless Vampire Killers(1967), Knife in the Water (1962) and Cul-de-sac(1966). Komeda also wrote the music for Tom Segerberg’s movie Kattorna, Hennig Carlsen’s Hvad Med Os, and Sult (based on Knut Hamsun’s novel Hunger), Andrzej Wajda’s Innocent Sorcerers (1960), Janusz Morgenstern’s Good Bye, Till Tomorrow (1960), Jerzy Stefan Stawinski’s Pingwin (1965), Jerzy Skolimowski’s Le départ (1967) and more than 70 soundtracks
Komeda’s album Astigmatic (1965) is widely regarded as one of the most important European jazz albums.