Friday, May 11, 2007

Manfred Schoof Orchestra-European Echoes,LP,1969,Germany

Manfred Schoof Orchestra
Enrico Rava-trumpet;
Manfred Schoof-trumpet;
Hugh Steinmetz-trumpet;
Peter Brötzmann-tenor saxophone;
Gerd Dudek-tenor saxophone;
Evan Parker-soprano & tenor saxophone;
Paul Rutherford-trombone;
Derek Bailey-guitar;
Fred Van Hove-piano;
Alexander von Schlippenbach-piano;
Irène Schweizer-piano;
Arjen Gorter-double bass;
Peter Kowald-double bass;
Buschi Niebergall-double bass;
Han Bennink-drums;
Pierre Favre-drums

Manfred Schoof grew up perfecting his innovative jazz style, often practicing on either his jazz trumpet or his flügelhorn. By the time he reached high school, Schoof was composing his own arrangements. In 1955, Schoof decided to purse a musical career, enrolling in the Music Academy (Musikakademie) at Kassel. After studying and performing there for three years, he moved to further his studies at the Cologne Musikhochschule. While there, Schoof took a jazz class by Kurt Edelhagen, a West German bandleader who also had his own radio program. Schoof and Edelhagen established a musical connection, with the pupil contributing to the teacher's Radio Big Band radio show. At the same time, Schoof began touring with Gunter Hampel. In 1965, Schoof created a free jazz quintet with Gerd Dudek and Alex Von Schlippenbach. It would be the foundation for another band he formed in 1969, the Manfred Schoof Orchestra. The group toured throughout Germany and Europe, featuring Evan Parker and Irène Schweizer, among others. In 1969, he joined the George Russell Orchestra and stayed with the band until 1971. Throughout the next two decades, Schoof expanded his musical horizons, recording and performing with several groups, including Global Unity Orchestra and Jasper Van't Hof. He also began composing classical music pieces, often composing them for the Berlin Philharmonic. ~ Jason MacNeil, All Music Guide
An excellent record that will appeal not only free jazz/improvisation music fans but even industrial/experimental music lovers!
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actuel said...

excellent share! hey Jim, if you dig 'FMP' lp's and its ilk check:

JizzRelics has 3 or 4 more Schoof's over there.

thx again!

Protecting Terrorists said...

Easily one of my favorite records of all time, regardless of genre or lack thereof.

Anonymous said...

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kingpossum said...

Thanks again to the mighty Mutant! Wow, check the names in that orchestra roster.

Unrelated: Any chance for Quasar's Man Coda to make a (re)appearance on the Mutant?

Thanks as always

actuel said...

excellent share! for more Schoof and FMP goodness, check > jizzrelics.blogspot (dot) com

real hot sh$t. thx again jimbo

CtLxItIVA said...

now im not sure.

but i think this lp is not OOP.

will be back later wqith the true info : )


Anonymous said...

This CD is definitely available in CD form on the Atavistic Unheard Music Series. So--in print. This stuff happens...

Granted the above--love the site and the justice you're doing to some lost masterworks.


Anonymous said...

The link is dead. can you re-up?

Anyway, great shares! Thanks.