The band Krzak was formed in the beginning of the 70s, where as an instrumental quartet they recorded a couple of tracks for Polish Radio. The line-up consisted of Jan Bledowski (violin), Maciej Radziejewski (guitar), Jacek Gazda (bass) and Wojciech Grabinski (drums). They also took part in the recording of Czeslaw Niemen's LP 'Aerolit'.
However, the proper history of the band is 1975-1982 period, when they played in their most popular, still instrumental line-up: Jan Bledowski (violin), Jerzy Kawalec (bass guitar), Leszek Winder (guitar) and Andrzej Ryszka (drums, in the band since 1979). In 1981 Bledowski left Krzak and the Kawalec-Ryszka-Winder trio started to work with guitarist Andrzej Urny (ex-Dzem), who after one year joined Perfect. At that time they recorded two golden albums: 'Krzak Blues Rock Band' (1981) and 'Kawa Blues EP' (1981), plus also 'Paczka' (1982) and three SPs.
The next important stage of their career was 1982-1983 period, in which the instrumental trio gradually transformed into 7-piece line-up, featuring also Ryszard Skibinski (harmonica, ex-Kasa Chorych), Apostolis Anthimos (guitar, SBB), Lesze Dranicki (guitar, ex-Baszta) and Jorgos Skolias (vocals). Occasionally the band worked with vocalist Ryszard Riedel (Dzem), Krzesimir Debski (violin, String Connection), Ziut Gralak (trumpet, Tie break) and organists Wojciech Karolak, Rafal Rekosiewicz and Józef Skrzek. In that period the album 'Krzak'i' was recorded (1983).
Krzak's last official performance took place on May 21, 1983, at Rock Arena Festival in Poznan. After Ryszard Skibinski's death the band played a few more club concerts in West Berlin and suspended their musical activity for over 18 years.
In 2001-2003 they band returned in their most famous line-up: Bledowski, Kawalec, Ryszka, Winder. They recorded 'Live in Waltrop' and 'Radio Concert 2002'. On September 9, 2003 Jerzy Kawalec passed away and Krzak disbanded. Two musicians in a way continue the band's tradition in Bledowski-Winder Band.
1. Blues E-Dur 6:46
2. Lidek 1:42
3. Czakuś 3:55
4. Chwile Z B 2:08
5. Dla Fredka 5:58
6. Skałki 2:48
7. Łatka 1:30
8. Blues H-Moll 6:20
9. Przewrotna Samba 5:28
10. Dżemowa Maszynka 5:15
11. Przewrotna Samba (Studio Version) 5:08
12. Dla Fredka (Studio Version) 3:26
13. Czakuś (Studio Version) 3:52
14. Maszkaron 2:44
15. Tajemniczy Świat Mariana 6:17
16. Kołysanka Dla Maciusia 2:19
Jan Błędowski - violin
Jerzy Kawalec - bass
Andrzej Ryszka - drums
Leszek Winder - guitar