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Wolfgang Dauner (1935-2020)

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Really sorry to hear that, I will spin some of his fine music on the Mood label and a bit of UJRE. R.I.P.

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Very sorry to hear this as well.  I actually got to see him in a church at the Stuttgart Jazz Festival in 2018--a very impressive performance, especially given that he must have already been battling health issues at that point.  

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1 hour ago, clifford_thornton said:

He was a really interesting character.

Yes, this.

RIP

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RIP.  I had one of his albums called Rischkas (sic) Soul which I enjoyed.

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R.I.P. 

He was among the first ten jazz musicians I saw live - his trio with Eberhard Weber and Fred Braceful subbed for the Bulgarian Jazz Quartet to open for the Herbie Mann Quintet in Frankfurt - must have been 1970. He was a true original, perhaps the most original of all German jazz pianists, totally unprejudiced. He could hang with the best of them on any scene. Owned one of the first three synths in Europe. 

Wolfram Knauer, the Darmstadt Jazz Institute's director, will present his new book on the German jazz scene later this month at the local public library. I'm sure he will adress this on the occasion. 

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What's the best place to start listening to Dauner?  Always meant to, never really got around to it in earnest.

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Sorry to hear this.

R.I.P.

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Very open-minded, pioneering musician unafraid of musical borders. From his recordings for legendary south German MPS label ("Knirsch" with Coryell and Hiseman)  up to the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble Wolfgang Dauner  made jazz more attractive for young people in Germany. 
 RIP.

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His early work on the SABA label was particularly excellent. Recorded in HGBS’s lounge, I recall.

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His trio made one of the first ten ECM LPs, "Output". Far out and fun. And never on CD. Eicher would not release music of that type any more.

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6 hours ago, sidewinder said:

His early work on the SABA label was particularly excellent. Recorded in HGBS’s lounge, I recall.

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The latter has long been on my want list.

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17 hours ago, felser said:

What's the best place to start listening to Dauner?  Always meant to, never really got around to it in earnest.

I don't have much, but I really love his debut leader-date (an unconventional piano trio album), from 1964 -- called Dream Talk.

https://www.discogs.com/Wolfgang-Dauner-Trio-Dream-Talk/master/232003

 

All originals, save for a mighty tasty version of "Bird Talk" by Ornette.  Here are three tracks from the album...

You can hear the entire album from this YouTube playlist, followed by a couple stand-out tracks embedded below...

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nMFKPSTvSn0FOU6KoWzbN_aHN3rRlgWPk

 

 

And here's the Ornette tune.

 

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Not to forget either his fantastic leadership and work with the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble (UJRE). That was a pioneering international group put together originally for a German youth TV show and put out many good recordings on his MOOD label which were fairly recently remastered and issued in Germany on CD.

I do miss the days when you could order Dauner’s MOOD label catalogue from zweitausendeins..:(

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