The following year he formed his own hard bop group, the Wreckers, with which he toured the USA in 1962; as the leader of small groups he performed and recorded with American musicians visiting Poland, such as Stan Getz (1960) and Ted Curson (1965-6). Many leading Polish musicians, including Zbigniew Namyslowski, Tomasz Stanko, and Michal Urbaniak, played with his groups early in their careers. Trzaskowski began to incorporate avant-garde techniques in his work from 1964. In the late 1960s he worked regularly for Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Hamburg, West Germany, writing more than 20 compositions and participating in workshops, then from 1975 he led an orchestra for Polish radio and television. Although an excellent pianist, from the early 1970s he has concentrated more on composition.
He has written music for films and theater, two jazz ballets, and Nihil novi, a third-stream work performed by Don Ellis at the International Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw (1962).  Selected Recordings * The Wreckers (1960, Muza 0133) * The Andrzej Trzaskowski Quintet (1965, Muza 0258) * Andrzej Trzaskowski Sextet Featuring Ted Curson "Seant" (1966, Muza 0378) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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