MAARTEN ALTENA

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One of the early European free jazz bassists of note, Altena first came to the attention of American audiences via alto saxophonist Marion Brown's 1967 album Porto Novo (the album also featured Dutch drummer Han Bennink). Altena studied music at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam from 1961-1967. His first recording was made in 1967 as a member of saxophonist Theo Loevendie's jazz group (Loevendie subsequently embarked on a more successful career as a composer of classical works). In the '60s and '70s, Altena played with soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, saxophonist/composer Willem Breuker, pianist Guus Janssen, and guitarist Derek Bailey. Altena participated in many of Bailey's Company projects during the '70s. Beginning in the mid-'70s, Altena worked more frequently as a leader, recording mostly for his own Claxon label. Besides leading his own ensembles, Altena has also worked extensively as a soloist. In recent years, Altena's more notable collaborators have included read more...
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MAARTEN ALTENA Handicaps album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Handicaps
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
MAARTEN ALTENA Company 1 (with Bailey - Honsinger - Parker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Company 1 (with Bailey - Honsinger - Parker)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
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Papa Oewa
Third Stream 1981
MAARTEN ALTENA Miere album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Miere
Third Stream 1984
MAARTEN ALTENA Cities & Streets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cities & Streets
Third Stream 1991
MAARTEN ALTENA City Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
City Music
Third Stream 1993
MAARTEN ALTENA Muziekpraktijk | Music + Practice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muziekpraktijk | Music + Practice
Third Stream 1995
MAARTEN ALTENA Terts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Terts
Third Stream 2005

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MAARTEN ALTENA PISA 1980: Improvisors' Symposium album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
PISA 1980: Improvisors' Symposium
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981

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MAARTEN ALTENA Tuning The Bass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tuning The Bass
Third Stream 1975
MAARTEN ALTENA K'Ploeng album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
K'Ploeng
Third Stream 1977
MAARTEN ALTENA Op Stap album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Op Stap
Third Stream 1980
MAARTEN ALTENA Vario II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vario II
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
MAARTEN ALTENA Pisa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pisa
Third Stream 1982
MAARTEN ALTENA Veranda album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Veranda
Third Stream 1982
MAARTEN ALTENA Grand Duo (with Maurice Horsthuis) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grand Duo (with Maurice Horsthuis)
Third Stream 1982
MAARTEN ALTENA Tel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tel
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
MAARTEN ALTENA Quick Step album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quick Step
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
MAARTEN ALTENA Rondedans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rondedans
Third Stream 1985
MAARTEN ALTENA Rif album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rif
Third Stream 1987
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Quotl
Third Stream 1989
MAARTEN ALTENA Code album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Code
Third Stream 1991
MAARTEN ALTENA Muziekpraktijk | Music + Practice (1996) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muziekpraktijk | Music + Practice (1996)
Third Stream 1996
MAARTEN ALTENA Working On Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Working On Time
Third Stream 1996
MAARTEN ALTENA Generations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Generations
Third Stream 2001
MAARTEN ALTENA Speechless album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Speechless
Third Stream 2005

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MAARTEN ALTENA Compilatie CD Maarten Altena Projecten 2000 - 2002 (Live Opnamen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compilatie CD Maarten Altena Projecten 2000 - 2002 (Live Opnamen)
Third Stream 2003

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