Grzegorz Turnau

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Grzegorz Turnau
Grzegorz Turnau (2009).jpg
Background information
Born (1967-07-31) July 31, 1967 (age 47)
Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland
Genres Poezja śpiewana
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments piano, vocals
Labels Pomaton EMI, EMI Music Poland, Mystic Production
Associated acts Ewa Bem, Andrzej Sikorowski, Magda Umer, Wojciech Malajkat, Ewa Małas-Godlewska
Website www.grzegorzturnau.pl

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.

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[1]
Naprawdę nie dzieje się nic
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download[2]
  • POL: 100,000+
Pod światło
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD
  • POL: 100,000+
To tu, to tam
  • Released: October 9, 1995
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download[4]
  • POL: 400,000+
  • POL: 2x Platinum[5]
Tutaj jestem
  • Released: April 28, 1997
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download[6]
  • POL: 100,000+
Księżyc w misce
  • Released: November 30, 1998
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download[7]
Ultima
  • Released: June 5, 1999
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD
  • POL: 50,000[8]
Nawet
  • Released: November 12, 2002[9]
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[10]
4
Cafe Sułtan
  • Released: October 4, 2004[11]
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[12]
4
11:11
  • Released: November 21, 2005[13]
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[14]
4
Fabryka klamek
  • Released: November 2, 2010[16]
  • Label: Mystic Production
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[17]
3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[1]
Kawałek cienia
  • Released: December 2000
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD
Do zobaczenia
  • Released: March 16, 2009[18]
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[19]
6
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Cover albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[1]
Historia pewnej podróży
  • Released: November 27, 2006[20]
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[21]
2
  • POL: Platinum[5]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Collaborative albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[1]
Witaj Gwiazdo Złota
(with Ewa Małas-Godlewska)
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[22]
  • POL: 100,000+[8]
  • POL: Platinum[5]
Kołysanki - utulanki
(with Magda Umer)
  • Released: June 12, 2003
  • Label: Fokus
  • Formats: CD, digital download[23]
32
Kruchy świat, kruche szkło
(with Wojciech Malajkat)
  • Released: August 4, 2007[24]
  • Label: Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół
    Piwnicy pod Baranami "Klub 40"
  • Formats: CD
Pasjans na dwóch
(with Andrzej Sikorowski)
  • Released: August 27, 2007[25]
  • Label: Music Collection Agency
  • Formats: CD
21
Astrid Lindgren
(with Ewa Bem)
  • Released: 28 listopada 2008
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Sales Certifications
Turnau w Trójce
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download[26]
  • POL: 100,000+
Och! Turnau Och-Teatr 18 V 2011
  • Released: October 17, 2011
  • Label: Mystic Production
  • Formats: CD, DVD, LP, Blu-ray

References[edit]

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  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/naprawde-nie-dzieje-sie-nic/id908797648
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  4. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/to-tu-to-tam/id908804236
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  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tutaj-jestem/id691347286
  7. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ksiezyc-w-misce/id908813911
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  9. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/grzegorz-turnau-nawet,1795
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nawet/id908726686
  11. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/grzegorz-turnau-cafe-sultan,3816
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cafe-su-tan/id691307100
  13. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/grzegorz-turnau-1111,13025
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/11-11/id908831370
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  16. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/grzegorz-turnau-fabryka-klamek,289390
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fabryka-klamek/id496201936
  18. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/grzegorz-turnau-do-zobaczenia,251262
  19. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/do-zobaczenia/id908840867
  20. ^ http://muzyka.interia.pl/plyty/plyta/grzegorz-turnau-historia-pewnej-podrozy,22248
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/historia-pewnej-podrozy/id908834819
  22. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/witaj-gwiazdo-zlota/id545249511
  23. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ko-ysanki-utulanki/id908761007
  24. ^ http://www.strefapiosenki.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=394&Itemid=41
  25. ^ http://www.strefapiosenki.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=390&Itemid=41
  26. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/turnau-w-trojce/id691283070

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