KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT

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Klaus Doldinger (born 12 May 1936) is a German saxophonist, especially well known for jazz and as a composer of film music. He was the recipient of 1997's Bavarian Film Awards (Honorary Award).

Doldinger was born in Berlin, and entered a Düsseldorf conservatory in 1947, originally studying piano and then clarinet, graduating in 1957. In his student years, Doldinger gained professional performing experience, starting in 1953 in the German Dixieland band The Feetwarmers, and recording with them in 1955. Later that year he founded Oscar's Trio, modeled on Oscar Peterson's work. During the 1960s he worked as a tenor saxophonist, working with visiting American jazz musicians and recording in his own right. Doldinger is perhaps best known for his film scores to the acclaimed German U-boat film Das Boot (1981) and later The NeverEnding Story (1984). Doldinger married Inge Beck in 1960; they have three children, Viola, Melanie and Nicolas Doldinger.
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KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Discography

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KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT So Much Doldinger album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
So Much Doldinger
Hard Bop 1962
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Jazz Made in Germany (aka Dig Doldinger aka Now Hear This) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Made in Germany (aka Dig Doldinger aka Now Hear This)
Hard Bop 1963
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Now Hear This! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now Hear This!
Hard Bop 1964
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Doldinger In Süd Amerika feat. Attila Zoller album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Doldinger In Süd Amerika feat. Attila Zoller
Latin Jazz 1965
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Goes On album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goes On
Latin Jazz 1967
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Negresco  - Eine tödliche Affäre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Negresco - Eine tödliche Affäre
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1968
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT The Ambassador album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ambassador
Latin Jazz 1969
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT The Motherhood: I Feel So Free album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Motherhood: I Feel So Free
Fusion 1969
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Blues Happening album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Happening
Hard Bop 1969
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Doldinger's Motherhood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Doldinger's Motherhood
Fusion 1970
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Passport album cover 3.94 | 9 ratings
Passport
Fusion 1971
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Second Passport (aka Doldinger) album cover 3.03 | 8 ratings
Second Passport (aka Doldinger)
Fusion 1972
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Hand Made album cover 3.46 | 4 ratings
Hand Made
Fusion 1973
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Looking Thru album cover 3.02 | 5 ratings
Looking Thru
Fusion 1973
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Cross-Collateral album cover 3.10 | 8 ratings
Cross-Collateral
Fusion 1975
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Infinity Machine album cover 3.70 | 5 ratings
Infinity Machine
Fusion 1976
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Iguaçu album cover 2.25 | 2 ratings
Iguaçu
Funk Jazz 1977
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Ataraxia (aka Sky Blue aka Klaus Doldinger) album cover 3.31 | 4 ratings
Ataraxia (aka Sky Blue aka Klaus Doldinger)
Funk Jazz 1978
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Garden of Eden album cover 2.00 | 2 ratings
Garden of Eden
Funk Jazz 1979
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Oceanliner album cover 2.02 | 3 ratings
Oceanliner
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1980
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Das Boot (The Boat) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Das Boot (The Boat)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1981
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Blue Tattoo album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Blue Tattoo
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1981
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Earthborn album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Earthborn
Funk Jazz 1982
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Man in the Mirror album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Man in the Mirror
Funk Jazz 1983
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Constellation (Klaus Doldinger) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Constellation (Klaus Doldinger)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1983
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT The Point album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Point
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1983
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Die unendliche Geschichte album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Die unendliche Geschichte
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1984
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Running in Real Time album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Running in Real Time
Funk Jazz 1985
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Heavy Nights album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Heavy Nights
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1986
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Talk Back album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Talk Back
Funk Jazz 1988
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Nonni und Manni album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nonni und Manni
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1988
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Balance of Happiness album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Balance of Happiness
Funk Jazz 1990
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Blues Roots album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Blues Roots
Funk Jazz 1991
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Salz auf unserer Haut album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Salz auf unserer Haut
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1992
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Down to Earth album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Down to Earth
Funk Jazz 1993
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT In New York (Klaus Doldinger) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In New York (Klaus Doldinger)
Hard Bop 1994
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Passport to Paradise album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Passport to Paradise
Funk Jazz 1996
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Move album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Move
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1998
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Palmetto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Palmetto
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1998
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Doldinger Back in New York: Blind Date album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Doldinger Back in New York: Blind Date
Hard Bop 1999
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Back to Brazil album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Back to Brazil
Funk Jazz 2003
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Passport to Morocco album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Passport to Morocco
Funk Jazz 2006
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Symphonic Project album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Symphonic Project
Third Stream 2011
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Inner Blue album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Inner Blue
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Klaus Doldinger's Passport : Doldinger album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Klaus Doldinger's Passport : Doldinger
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2016

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KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT live albums

KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Live at Blue Note Berlin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Blue Note Berlin
Hard Bop 1963
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Doldinger Jubilee Concert album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Doldinger Jubilee Concert
Funk Jazz 1974
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Doldinger Jubilee '75 album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Doldinger Jubilee '75
Funk Jazz 1975
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Lifelike album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Lifelike
Funk Jazz 1980
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Passport Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Passport Live
Fusion 2000
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Passport on Stage album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Passport on Stage
Funk Jazz 2008

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KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT re-issues & compilations

KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Spirit of Continuity: The Passport Anthology album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spirit of Continuity: The Passport Anthology
Funk Jazz 1995
KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Klause Doldinger – Shakin’ The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Klause Doldinger – Shakin’ The Blues
Soul Jazz 2008

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KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Infinity Machine

Album · 1976 · Fusion
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Miler72
Used Passport LPs in my neck of the woods (I live in Veneta, Oregon, but have to buy my stuff in nearby Eugene) are a dime a dozen, so it didn't take me too long to build up my collection all the way up to Ataraxia (of course, their stuff pre-Looking Thru doesn't appear in Eugene, and I still don't have Second Passport, but I was surprised to find a copy of Hand Made in Eugene, but I had to get my copy of their debut online). I was completely blown away by Cross-Collateral, an LP I found at a St. Vincent de Paul in Springfield, of all places. So I had to get Infinity Machine. Well, while many feel Infinity Machine is frequently considered their final album worth getting, I, for a long time thought it was a let-down. But it's grown on me since. The opener "Ju-Ju Man" has a rather funky feel, and evidence of Latin rhythms showing up. The title track and "Ostinato" are certainly the highlights, where they attempt a more electronic approach, especially "Ostinato". On the other hand, I didn't think the album had quite the intensity of its predecessor. What I do get a kick off is that cover depicting the Earth as a cube. I don't know if this is a coincidence or not, but seemed like the cover got spoofed in 1977 by an American band called The Fanz (featuring ex-Blues Image and Iron Butterfly member Mike Piners) on the album The Grand Illusion (coincidentally sharing the same title as Styx that same year). That album cover too featured a cube-shaped Earth! After hearing Igacu (has its moments, but drifted too much in smooth jazz, I had less troubles with the Brazilian sounds, though), Infinity Machine is definitely better. Still good, but I prefer Cross-Collateral, Hand Made, and the debut (and even, strangely some of the more interesting stuff off Ataraxia).

KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Ataraxia (aka Sky Blue aka Klaus Doldinger)

Album · 1978 · Funk Jazz
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Miler72
This album found Klaus Doldinger ditching the old lineup, so effectively a brand new Passport. This album is a mixed bag, there's a couple of numbers that throw me over the edge, and several experiments that are untypically Passport I really enjoy. A couple of them venture into that dreaded lite-fusion, especially "Louisiana", in fact it borders on smooth jazz. There are some songs on here that remind me a whole lot of instrumental Alan Parsons Project, particularly "Sky Blue" and "Loco-Motive". Given I often enjoyed many of the instrumental stuff of the Alan Parsons Project, I found these songs very enjoyable. I wouldn't be surprised if Klaus Doldinger got a hold of I Robot and decided to record music in the style of that album's instrumental stuff. "Reng Ding Dang Dong" really blows me away, a really strange, unusual electronic experiment that really sounds like nothing I have ever heard from Passport! Strange spacy synthesizers and a cool rhythm to go with it. I was surprised how much of this album I enjoyed, even if a couple of songs are cringe worthy. Much of the Latin influence of Iguacu is gone here, some of the songs here, as mentioned, leans towards the instrumental Alan Parsons Project side of things, one electronic piece, couple that sounds like classic Passport, and a couple of more lightweight numbers. By the way, Ataraxia and Sky Blue are the same release. For some strange reason, Atlantic Records in the States felt it would be better titled Sky Blue, while the international release is called Ataraxia. At least they both bear the same cover and tracklistings.

Of course, albums like Looking Thru and Cross-Collateral are their best albums, this is still worth having for the better material included here.

KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Passport

Album · 1971 · Fusion
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Miler72
This was the beginning of Klaus Doldinger's long running Passport, and it's a very different lineup to the 1973-1977 lineup that produced all the albums from Looking Thru up to Iguacu. Here he included Jimmy Jackson, Lothar Meid, Udo Lindenberg, and Olaf Kubler. Lothar Meid replaced Dave Anderson in Amon Duul II, and Jimmy Jackson had played on several Amon Duul II albums including Tanz der Lemminge and Wolf City, plus Embryo's Rache and Steig Aus, and even (uncredited) Tangerine Dream's Electronic Meditation. So you might think this might be more Krautrock with Doldinger's sax playing? No, it sounds very much like Passport, even this early on. This might be a bit more jazz-rock than full-on fusion, as organ, rather than electric piano more dominated. But it's a fantastic debut. "Uranus" features a bit of synthesizer and even a little Mellotron (no one is credited to it, so I probably think it was Jimmy Jackson as he used one on Embryo's Rache and Steig Aus, although it could be Doldinger himself, although he wouldn't be credited to one until Hand Made). "Nostalgia" is another great piece in the Passport style, with strange faint choir-like sounds, probably from the mysterious "choir organ" from Jimmy Jackson that was also featured on Amon Duul II's Tanz der Lemminge and Wolf City, as well as Popol Vuh's Aguirre (and probably In den Garten Pharoahs, although I don't believe Jimmy plays on those Popol Vuh albums, I'm sure it was his machine). "Continuation" is a favorite of mine, with that wah-wah effect and clavinet done in a trippy psychedelic nature until they get into the more typical Passport style, with Doldinger's sax playing.

Let me tell you if you enjoy all the albums they did from Looking Thru to Infinity Machine, you will want to try their pre-Looking Thru material, as they're all worth getting, and this is a great example!

KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Looking Thru

Album · 1973 · Fusion
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seyo
The 4th Passport album is a "lite" fusion music dominated by keyboards. It is not much progressive or essential in any way but jazz-rock fans should not mind having this title in their collection. Agressive keyboards work in "Eternal Spiral", nice jazz tune "Eloquence" and some excellent synth and electric piano parts of the title track are worthy checking out. On the other hand there are many dull and inoffensive "Muzak" moments along with a catchy but too simple R'n'B dance rhythm in "Rockport".

"Looking Thru" was released by Suzy label in Yugoslavia as a commercial and popular item licensed from Atlantic Records. Therefore, "Rockport" was a staple dance floor track across many discotheques in the former Yugoslavia in late 1970s, while "Eternal Spiral" was frequently radio-aired as a background music/jingle.

Doldinger's sax is somehow subdued on this album while keyboards are dominant. That alone should not be a problem, but arrangements are too pedestrian without enough harder edge or courage in playing.

KLAUS DOLDINGER/PASSPORT Passport

Album · 1971 · Fusion
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seyo
PASSPORT has been unjustly overlooked when talking about classic fusion style of the early seventies' music. Their debut album is however one of the better works of the genre.

Loaded with processed saxophones and flutes (sometimes similar in sound to VDGG's David Jaxon), stomping rhythm section and psyche/space passages of electric piano, organ and synthesizers, it is a very nice and enjoyable record. This line-up even features a Krautrock connection in Olaf Kuebler and Lothar Meid, once alumni of AMON DUUL II commune.

Beautiful melodies intermingle with fiery sax-laden heavy arrangements in the Crimsonesque style. This is not a light, easy first listen crossover, but a more experimental type of fusion. "Passport-Doldinger" should be considered as one of the better fusion albums together with other champions of the genre (Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report...).

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