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The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble - Live Im Schützenhaus (1977) & Live In Berlin (1981) [Reissue 2010]

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The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble - Live Im Schützenhaus (1977) & Live In Berlin (1981) [Reissue 2010]

The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble - Live Im Schutzenhaus (1977) & Live In Berlin (1981) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 752 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 274 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Jazz Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: in-akustik/Mood Records (MOOD 4601 CD)

Featuring some of the finest avant-garde jazz players from Germany and beyond, the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble began life as a loose studio aggregation assembled for a youth-oriented German television show in 1975. Hoping for a contemporary balance between rock and jazz, producer Werner Schretzmeier called upon pianist Wolfgang Dauner, the former leader of Et Cetera, an avant-garde jazz group Schretzmeier had managed until their breakup in 1972. Initially recruiting musicians from his home base of Stuttgart (then a hotbed of avant-garde jazz), Dauner put together a rotating cast of musicians that were at first dubbed the Eleven and a Half Ensemble (after the program's airtime); this group featured guitarist Volker Kriegel (who shared writing and arranging duties with Dauner), drummer Jon Hiseman, trumpeter Ack Van Rooyen, and trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff…