MICHAEL MANTLER

Avant-Garde Jazz / Third Stream / Progressive Big Band / Jazz Related Improv/Composition • Austria
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Born in Vienna in 1943, Michael Mantler went to the United States in 1962, and after early activities in the New York avant-garde as composer and trumpet player, he formed the Jazz Composer's Orchestra, and eventually WATT, a music production company. He toured and recorded extensively with Carla Bley as well as occasionally with his own live performance projects.

He has recorded many albums for WATT with varying instrumentations and soloists. Appearing infrequently live, he mostly concentrated on composing and recording. He has often worked with texts of contemporary authors (among them most prominently Samuel Beckett) featuring well-known singers from diverse backgrounds of jazz and popular music (including Jack Bruce and Robert Wyatt).

in 1991 he left the United States and returned to Europe. Continuing to cross the borders between jazz and contemporary classical music with his distinct instrumental and vocal compositions, he recorded new albums, now for ECM Records, including
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Ecm Import 2017
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MICHAEL MANTLER No Answer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Answer
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1974
MICHAEL MANTLER 13 & 3/4 (with Carla Bley) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
13 & 3/4 (with Carla Bley)
Third Stream 1975
MICHAEL MANTLER The Hapless Child album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
The Hapless Child
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
MICHAEL MANTLER Silence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Silence
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
MICHAEL MANTLER Movies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Movies
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
MICHAEL MANTLER More Movies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Movies
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
MICHAEL MANTLER Something There album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Something There
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
MICHAEL MANTLER Alien (with with Don Preston) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alien (with with Don Preston)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
MICHAEL MANTLER Many Have No Speech album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Many Have No Speech
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
MICHAEL MANTLER Folly Seeing All This album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Folly Seeing All This
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
MICHAEL MANTLER Cerco Un Paese Innocente (with Danish Radio Big Band) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cerco Un Paese Innocente (with Danish Radio Big Band)
Progressive Big Band 1995
MICHAEL MANTLER The School Of Understanding album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The School Of Understanding
Third Stream 1996
MICHAEL MANTLER Hide And Seek album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hide And Seek
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
MICHAEL MANTLER Concertos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concertos
Third Stream 2008
MICHAEL MANTLER For Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Two
Third Stream 2011
MICHAEL MANTLER Comment C'Est album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Comment C'Est
Third Stream 2017

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MICHAEL MANTLER Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
MICHAEL MANTLER Songs And One Symphony album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs And One Symphony
Third Stream 2000
MICHAEL MANTLER The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Update album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Update
Progressive Big Band 2014

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