An inspiration like Krzesimir Dębski and above all Zbigniew Seifert on subsequent generations of jazz violinists, including notably Nigel Kennedy and Adam Bałdych, electric violinist Michał Urbaniak turns 75 this week. Jazz rock and hip hop fusion band Urbanator has been his main interest for many years and well before its foundation he was on this reggae flavoured track on one of Miles Davis’ greatest late period albums, Tutu (above).

And before that, well (top) jazz-rock innovation for sure with his Group featuring his now former wife Urszula Dudziak. ‘Ekim' on Inactin was sampled by A Tribe Called Quest (above).

Links (in Polish): 1 and 2.