21 May 2012


At least for now this will be my last Manfred Schoof post. This time with an excerpt from a concert in Nürnberg 1970 and from 1980 in Willisau which probably is complete.


Manfred Schoof, trumpet
Bernard Vitet, trumpet
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet 
Tomasz Stanko, trumpet 
Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano
Peter Kowald, bass
Paul Lovens, drums

1. Wave (M. Schoof)    8:06

Recorded: May 1970 in Nürnberg, Germany (unknown venue).


Manfred Schoof, trumpet
Urs Leimgruber, tenor & soprano saxophone
Heinz Sauer, tenor & soprano saxophone
Michel Pilz, bass clarinet
John English, trombone
Rainer Brüninghaus, piano
Günter Lenz, bass
Ralf Hübner, drums

1. Source 27:37
2. Resonance 19:45

Recorded between 28.-31. August, 1980 in Willisau, Switzerland.

Actual date might be 30th or 31st of August (there's a John Tchicai show from the same festival, dated 31st August, 1980).



onxidlib said...
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glmlr said...

Thank you very much Onx. I didn't have these two pieces, so fresh Schoof is highly welcome!

JC said...

Thanks again.

Willisau ran the 28. - 31. that year. Their list does not provide exact dates for the festival days, but shows an amazing array of music. http://www.jazzwillisau.ch/konzertliste.pdf

onxidlib said...

Thank you, JC for the correct date!

Wallofsound said...


Anonymous said...

I'm extremely grateful to your blog for so much music that would have, otherwise never reached my ears. Schoof's music has been a revelation. Thanks also to all your contributing commenting members for their added insights and info.
...Tom F.

plosin said...

Thanks for all the great Schoof. Both of these titles are from his second Japo LP, Light Lines -- the first is "Source" and the second is "Resonance." Thanks again!

onxidlib said...

@ plosin - thanks for your information - I haven't listened to the ECM recordings of Manfred Schoof for sveral years.

hideo said...

ditto the love for these wonderful Schoofs!

interesting snippets of Schlipp and Schoof at this site: http://wolffifth.blogspot.com/2012/05/132-zeitgenossische-musik-6-1983.html

onxidlib said...

These snippets stem from three LPs which were released prior to the LP at "Wolf Fifth".
The track Cadenza is from the Wergo LP by the Manfed Schoof Sextet
> http://inconstantsol.blogspot.de/2010/10/manfred-schoof-sextet-wergo-flac.html (link still working!).
The track from Schlippenbach is from the "Living Music" (FMP 0100) LP from FMP and later on Atavistic's Unheard Music imprint.
Finally the Brötzmann Trio with the title "Filet Americaine". The track is from "Balls" FMP 0020 - later also on Atavistic's Unheard Music Series. Recently re-issued on Cien Fuegos as LP.
...yes these are interesting snippets.

Anonymous said...

just read in an article about Michel Portal from 1973 that he performed with Manfred Schoof in Nürnberg 1970!
Wonder whether that can be confirmed in one way or the other. By the way, here did you get your lineup from?


onxidlib said...

Hi Johann - it is quite simple. I got the line-up infos with the recordings through trading.

akaboshi14 said...

could you re-up this?

onxidlib said...


akaboshi14 said...

Thanks a Lot!

Anonymous said...

Thanks - missed this before.
Willisau Jazz Archive now shows Festhalle, 20.00, 30 August 1980

Nod Y said...

Recordings of Manfred Schoof are never boring. The Wilisau performance is very interesting by the fact that it is a bing medley of some of his important composition of the time. is it normal that the Willisau performance stop suddenly?

onxidlib said...

@ Nod Y - sadly that's all I have from this concert. Maybe some day more will surface........

Nod Y said...

Hi Onx
Than for your fast reply, even if it is not complete it is precious!