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Horst Jankowski

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Horst Jankowski (January 30, 1936, Berlin - June 29, 1998) was a classically trained pianist most famous for his easy listening music.
Jankowski studied at the Berlin Music Conservatory and played jazz in Germany in the 1950s, serving as bandleader for singer Caterina Valente. Jankowski’s fame as a composer of easy listening pop peaked in 1965 with his tune Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt, released in English as “A Walk in the Black Forest”. The tune became a pop hit, reaching #1 on the US Adult Contemporary chart, #12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 , and #3 in the UK. Jankowski went on to score a string of successful albums, but moved on in the 1970s to concentrate more on jazz, including covers of pop and rock hits. 1989-1994 Jankowski composed and performed Easy Listening Production Music for Sonoton, Germany.

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Traumklang und Rhythmus (1965; Mercury Records)
Encore (1965; Mercury Records)
The Genius of Jankowski (1965; Mercury Records) US #18
More Genius of Jankowski (1966; Mercury Records) US #65
Sing mit Horst (1966; Mercury Records)
Still More Genius of Jankowski (1967; Mercury Records) US #107
The Horst Jankowski Scene (1967; Mercury Records)
And We Got Love (1967; Mercury Records)
So What’s New? (1968; Mercury Records)
Play Some More, lieber Horst (1968; Mercury Records)
The Many Moods of Jankowski (1968; Mercury Records)
Piano Affairs (1968; Mercury Records)

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  • LarkCGN

    The album "For Nightpeople Only (Jazz Club)" is fab!!!

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • goldione

    Always liked Jankowski's music.

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • rosmaritbrum

    BEM DA VERDADE A LAST ESTA TOCANDO..NÃO TODAS AS MUSICAS QUE ESTÃO EM NOSSA BIBLIOTECA.....E PRA SE ESTA PAGANDO ENTÃO???

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Kisoku7

    beautiful music...and whoa! in this photo he looks like Brad Pitt!*_*

    1 Sep 2008 Reply
  • lhodakblerz

    This music, along with the theme from A Summer Place, accompanied my childhood adventures, wonderful memories!

    8 Jul 2008 Reply

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