MANFRED SCHOOF

Avant-Garde Jazz / Post-Fusion Contemporary / Third Stream / Progressive Big Band • Germany
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Ever since the mid-sixties, Manfred Schoof has been considered to be one of Europe's outstanding jazz trumpeters. He directed his first group as long ago as 1965 and the instrumentation of the LP "European Echoes" he recorded at that time now reads like a "Who's Who" of the major European Free Jazz musicians. Since those early days, Schoof has played a substantial part in the development of Free Jazz in Europe, among other things with the exemplary New Jazz Trio, through his work with Albert Mangelsdorff, Peter Brötzmann, Mal Waldron, the Clarke/Boland Bigband and the Gil Evans Orchestra, the German Allstars and the George Russel Sextet.

Right from the start, Schoof was involved in what was probably the most important and most unusual big Free Jazz Ensemble, the Globe Unity Orchestra, and even now he is still one of the cornerstones of this great group. But Manfred Schoof not only belongs
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MANFRED SCHOOF Voices album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voices
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
MANFRED SCHOOF Manfred Schoof Sextett album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manfred Schoof Sextett
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
MANFRED SCHOOF European Echoes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Echoes
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
MANFRED SCHOOF New Jazz Trio: Page One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Jazz Trio: Page One
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
MANFRED SCHOOF New Jazz Trio +  Streichquintett  : Page Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Jazz Trio + Streichquintett : Page Two
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
MANFRED SCHOOF Scales album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Scales
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
MANFRED SCHOOF Light Lines album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Light Lines
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
MANFRED SCHOOF The Early Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Early Quintet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
MANFRED SCHOOF New Jazz Trio : Alternate Takes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Jazz Trio : Alternate Takes
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
MANFRED SCHOOF Horizons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horizons
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
MANFRED SCHOOF Power Station album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Power Station
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1984
MANFRED SCHOOF Meditation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meditation
Third Stream 1987
MANFRED SCHOOF Shadows And Smiles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shadows And Smiles
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1989
MANFRED SCHOOF Timebreaker album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Timebreaker
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1990
MANFRED SCHOOF Crossroad album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crossroad
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1992

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MANFRED SCHOOF Jazz Jamboree '67 Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Jamboree '67 Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
MANFRED SCHOOF Manfred Schoof Quintet / Rolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet – Avantgarde album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manfred Schoof Quintet / Rolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet – Avantgarde
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000

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MANFRED SCHOOF Distant Thunder (with  Akira Sakata, Yosuke Yamashita, Takeo Moriyama) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Distant Thunder (with Akira Sakata, Yosuke Yamashita, Takeo Moriyama)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
MANFRED SCHOOF Manfred Schoof Orchester : Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manfred Schoof Orchester : Reflections
Progressive Big Band 1983

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MANFRED SCHOOF Resonance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Resonance
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009

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MANFRED SCHOOF Scales

Album · 1976 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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This one of early trumpeter Manfred Schoof album for a long was almost forgotten evidence of influential German avant-jazz musician, later turned more to contemporary classical music and composing. One of main reasons is this albums (as well as some more his works from early 70s) was never re-released on CD, so in fact till now it is obscure collectible release. Fortunately, few years ago ECM released compilation "Resonance",which includes full "Scales" LP (plus two more his early albums " Light Lines" and "Horizons",for a first time released on CD).

Schoof's music is quite usual for ECM label (of mid 70s) aerial down tempo avant-garde jazz with his trumpet (and sometimes flugelhorn) soloing in the fron of musical mix.Another solist is Michel Pilz (on bass clarinet).Albert Mangelsdorff band's rhythm section (bassist Günter Lenz and drummer Ralf Hübner) is more than competent,but are obvious back-up team. Another interesting collaborator is Jasper Van't Hof (Piano, Electric Piano, Organ)with some really great electric piano moments.

Schoof's trumpet sounds Davis' influenced in moments, but in all sounds very precise,cool and almost calculated. Comparing with Garbarek's works from mid 70's, all album sounds much better structured,organized,and at the same time doesn't include folk elements at all. Let say - ECM "German sound" as alternative to so well-known "Nordic".

Compositions are very multi-textured and complex, even all album doesn't sound as difficult listening. In any case, this music requires repeated spins for sure. Possibly, not everyone will like such emotionless and well-calculated work, but highest level of musicianship and very modern sound even in our days could attract much more listeners , than this album have. One of cornerstone works of German avant-garde jazz, it it deserves better attention for sure.

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