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    RIP Wolfgang Dauner

    Recently heard where Wolfgang Dauner passed. His early ECM album was really pretty original.
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    He was also the leader of the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, a killer supergroup that I encourage all PEers to seek out. Members comprise a who's who of international jazz masters including Eberhard Weber, Charlie Mariano, Barbara Thompson, Jon Hiseman, Ian Carr, Volker Kriegel, Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangelsdorff, and others.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United..._Rock_Ensemble

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    RIP He released some good stuff on his Mood Records label.

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    Output is pretty incredible. I can’t believe the sounds he was able to coax out of a frickin’ Hohner Clavinet!

    R.I.P., good sir!
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    Here's a listening party/commentary video on a cut from his 1974 superproject Kunstkopfindianer:

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    A visionary musician. RIP!
    Macht das ohr auf!

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    Et Cetera !

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    Interesting commentary GeneTull.

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    I love this track


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    ^ I am totally in the dark again. I love what I am hearing!

    Can anyone suggest 2-3 essential releases to start some connection with the meister?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    ^ I am totally in the dark again. I love what I am hearing!

    Can anyone suggest 2-3 essential releases to start some connection with the meister?
    Knirsch with Jon Hiseman and Larry Coryell - jazzfusion of some sorts - and its still available

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Can anyone suggest 2-3 essential releases to start some connection with the meister?
    To give some idea of the variety to be found:




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    R.I.P.

    I have a lot of his stuff and its all worth checking out.
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    Love Et Cetera. This is very sad to read.

    RIP
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    RIP, I never owned or heard anything from him, but I seem to recall an album with a light bulb on the cover...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    ^ I am totally in the dark again. I love what I am hearing!

    Can anyone suggest 2-3 essential releases to start some connection with the meister?
    Free Action
    Requiem For Che Guevara / Psalmus Spei
    Output
    Rischka's Soul
    Kunstkopfindianer
    Knirsch
    Et Cetera Live
    Meditation On A Landscape / Tagore
    Wolfgang Dauner / Eberhard Weber / Jürgen Karg / Fred Braceful
    Changes
    Macht das ohr auf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    Free Action
    Requiem For Che Guevara / Psalmus Spei
    Output
    Rischka's Soul
    Kunstkopfindianer
    Knirsch
    Et Cetera Live
    Meditation On A Landscape / Tagore
    Wolfgang Dauner / Eberhard Weber / Jürgen Karg / Fred Braceful
    Changes
    I listened to the first EtCeTera and it's totally amazing! This is one of the greats no doubt. I am proceeding to Knirsch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythos View Post
    RIP, I never owned or heard anything from him, but I seem to recall an album with a light bulb on the cover...
    Output, one of the first releases by the ECM label. Quite a bit more off the wall in content and packaging than the typical ECM product. Never issued on CD.

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    TBH it's not my favorite Dauner.

    It is true there's never been an official CD release of this album, but on this Russian website there's a pretty good simulcrum of an ECM compact disc tray cover.
    https://ok.ru/group52564326285528/topic/67019685748952
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    RIP. I only know the first Et Cetera record but it is a great one. Knirsch has been on my "to buy" list forever and I will have to rectify that.

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    I am a bit shocked, not only of my own ignorance, but mainly that of others for this huge musical figure. Was he an obscure, sort of speak, artist? He recorded for ECM, and collaborated with many famous names, so he must be a bit more well-known than what the discussion here presents him to be.

    His 70's music is mostly progressive fusion of the highest order, with clear influences from psychedelic sixties and oriental music. And entering the game very, very early, almost at the same time with Miles Davis or Tony Williams Lifetime on the other side of the ocean. And in my opinion not missing anything in quality from the names mentioned. Et Cetera Live is simply astounding - it reminds me of Area in places. Knirsch is also a must for any fusion lover. Output is a daring experiment towards the unknown - a record that pushes the limits of rock and jazz in unique ways.

    Is he considered Kraut? If not, I guess he was a huge influence on Kraut bands like Embryo, Ex-Magma etc. His electric music precedes the whole movement by a couple of years.

    Thank you for the music Wolfgang Dauner.

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    This version of Yin is the one i got to hear the most, (dig the mu-tron pedal)... liked the one on Knirsch too, the Spencer Davis I'm A Man thing on that one is kind of amusing. Ausgeschlafen was another one that seemed pretty memorable. The 80's Sanborn, Klemmer, Mangione, sheen may have marred some of his stuff, but Wolfgang was the real thing.

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    I got hip to him when I picked a couple of United Jazz + Rock Ensemble CDs at a Borders Outlet store many years ago. It made me a fan of Wolfgang and Volker Kriegel. I've slowly been trying to get caught up with both artists ever since.

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