private german jazz-funk, fusion and modern jazz in general

Papa Caliente - Tango Für Gesine

 
Style: Latin Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Tadek Art Büro

Year: 1985

Condition: NM/NM

 

Tight Jazz Funk and Latin Fusion from Nürnberg by the group around Achim Göttert-Zadek who also recorded the Freddie Freeloader Group album a couple of years earlier.

 

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Christoph Kemler - & Friends

 
Style:  Kraut Funk / Fusion / Boogie Jazz / Rap!

Format: LP
Label: Not On label / Private

Year: 1983

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Kraut Funk at it's BEST! Starting off with a superfunky jam session incl. soli for everyone in the band. Kemmler on guitar is blowing them other players to the walls of the studio. He‘s showing some more of his funky guitar skills in the second track called Chris The Fusionist. One thing very remarkable for a private german Fusion LP from 1983: It has RAPS! And they are a lot better than you‘d expect from a german (forget about Falco!). More fusion madness on the B- Side in Rebirth Of The Firebirds and they‘re closing with a mellow track called It Could Be. Smooth... Check the long clip!

 

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Merge - Exchange

 
Style: Fusion Jazz / New Age of Fusion 

Format: LP
Label: Dorato

Year: 1989

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Merge's sought after and hard to find first album. Don't pass on this one if you dig esoteric grooves with that special 80s sound. Jo Lienen, the mastermind of Merge doesn't like it that much if you compare his sound to Pat Metheny's but hey -  they both use guitar synthesizers and know how to handle a guitar so I dare to compare. 

 

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Jazz Oder Nie - North Sea November

 
Style: Fusion / Spiritual / Modal

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1989

Condition: VG+/VG+ plays NM

 

Invisble private jazz from the late 80s. The recording date doesn't say anything about the music though. It sounds quite "out of time". Friends of these odd european modal gems and fusion heads will lick their lips. There's a lot to go for here. Maybe mentioning these guys covered Gary Bartz's Rise will make you curious enough to listen to the long soundclip?

 

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Madison - Madison

 
Style:  Jazz Funk

Format: LP
Label: Showbiz (Private)

Year: 1984

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Private german Jazz-Funk. Amazing Westcoast Sound in blue eyed boogie-style at times. Some unbelievable breaks included. LISTEN TO THE WHOLE CLIP!! Featuring Karl Heinz Wiberny and Rainer Winterschladen plus the amazing Helli Gattung from Birdland!

 

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Kjol ‎- Take It On

 
Style: Spiritual Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1979

Condition: VG+/VG+

 

Brigeen Doran, her brother Dave and more gifted musicians from Switzeland crossed the border to record this fine fusion album in the Zuckerfabrik in Stuttgart with legendary Johannes Wohlleben. Forming the trippy Weather Report vibe to a more spiritual body, still playful and incredibly percussive. Sister and brother understand each other very well!!

 

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Flageolett - Horizonte

 
Style:  Fusion / Contemporary Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Phenomenös (Private)

Year: 1987

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Here's an unknown but excellent Fusion Quartet. They replaced the "usual" guitar by electric & acoustic violin. I've learned that a lot of people start to panic when they hear violin. Give it a try, it won't hurt :)

 

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Freedon - Freedon

 
Style: Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1990

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Seldom seen private swiss Fusion mainly played by members of the Pfäffli family. I had to check the recording date twice since I was sure to listen to a late 70s album. Golden age fusion! Fantastic grooves, tight drumming and the occasional synth line from heaven. But this is not an uninspired retro thing. Instead the brothers add a bit of spice by adding a proper shred here and there. Looong soundclip!

 

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Inside Out - Kaharwa

 
Style: Eastern Spirits

Format: EP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1988

Condition: NM/NM including insert

 

Percussive and spiritual indian influenced Fusion made in Germany. The short lived group only released this one EP and it's getting very hard to find. An album was announced but never came. Too bad!! (also too bad that the guys never replioed to any of the emails) That album might have a been a huge GEM. This EP already is - all three tracks are great. Kaharwa and Der Ring Des Berbers are over eight minutes for extended listening pleasures. Power recommended!!

 

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Monday Train / Intermedia Band - Split EP

 
Style: Psychedelic Jazz Funk

Format: 7"
Label: AOK

Year: 

Condition: VG+/VG+  

 

A 70s health insurance giveaway... with silly but very entertaining anti drug kraut on side A plus an amazing piece of DIY psychedelic Jazz-Funk on side B. This totally ruins the Anti Drug vibe...

 

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Heinz von Moisy & Manfred Burzlaff - On Tour

 
Style: Percussion, Mallets and Synths

Format: LP
Label: Not On label

Year: 1985

Condition: M/M

 

Friends of organic percussion, Producers and DJs dancing hand in hand when Moisy and Burzlaff are On Tour. Wether it's mellow fusion, hypnotic Techno Jazz or tribal rhthms. These guys know their stuff!!

 

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Klaus Bößer - Hotel Bluefields

 
Style: Guitar Vibes

Format: LP
Label: Schnoog

Year: 198?

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Guitars by the pool And the AOR campfire too.

Plus that badass jam about Pam, ahem Pat!!

 

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Defroster - Defroster

 

Style: Krautrock / Fusion

Format: LP

Label: RSM

Year: 1982

Condition: NM/NM

 

Not to be confused with Snowball's Defroster LP.....

this is some obscure private pressed Kraut LP with this magic kraut voodoo track N'Goro Goro, the fusion jam Bonebreaker and the funky krautrock tune Criminal  with lovely synths ; )

 

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Catalpa - Catalpa

 
Style: Free Privacy

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Most excellent and pretty soulful free jazz with the exception of  the hard bopping Straight No Chaser. The remaining tunes are self penned compositions / improvisations.

Catalpa were 5 hobby musicians from Munich who recorded their only album in Hamburg. In over 20 years of digging for german jazz this is the second copy I came across ...

 

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Sideline - Sidesteps

 
Style: Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1979

Condition: NM/VG

 

Proper private Fusion from Bremen, Germany.

Progressive Setup: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Synth and Violin.

Rather difficult to find these days ...

 

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Noah - Turn To The Sun

 
Style: Kraut Funk / DIY Dances

Format: LP
Label: Private

Year: 1983

Condition: VG+/VG 

 

Welcome to the funky DIY Krautrock heaven and join Noah turning to the sun. Loose & funky drums, flutes, synthesizers, rhythmical changes, a lovely voice... Noah sometimes reminds me of the Real Ax Band on April Records. Long soundclip!

 

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Dice - Christian

 
Style: Kraut-Funk

Format: LP
Label: Scene Records (Private)

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/VG

 

Here's the limited edition (200 copies made) of Dice's fantastic Christian album. Somewhere between Fusion and tight Kraut-Funk. Georgie "Red" Kochbeck (Es, Skyline) on keyboards!!

 

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Alus 666 - Lockrufe

 
Style: Cocktail Fusion / Haake-Beck Burners

Format: EP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 198?

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Bremen's unbeatable answer to DreiEier!

Critical cocktail jazz for the next private garden party.

 

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Mein Härtz Läßt Dich Grüßen ‎– Aus Vollem Halse Und Von Ganzem Herzen

 
Style: DIY Boogie / Kraut Funk

Format: LP
Label: Schweine Sound

Year: 1982

Condition: NM/VG woc

 

Superfunky german hobbyists at play!

I count four hits on this lovely oddity

 

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Max - Jazz & Roots

 
Style: Vocal Jazz / Balearic Bossa

Format: LP
Label: Looky

Year: 1986

Condition: NM/NM

 

This german bossa beauty is completely below the radar. It seems to be a real rare one. I've dug out 2 copies in 15 years. Fans of Kitty, Silvia and Monika will have a party!

 

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Jaro - Und Schön War Die Zeit

 
Style: Private Pleasures

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1979

Condition: NM/VG 

 

Hobbyists again! Gifted girls and guys from Bückeburg (the middle of nowhere) playing tunes by Horace Silver, Alphonze Mouzon, Joe Sample, Ian Carr and Kenny Dorham. Plus these two self penned jams. Disco Swing is the notable among these two. Song For My Father and Come Into My Life are sthe strongest tracks in the batch of covers with an incredibly soulful sound for whiteys from the middle of Germany's nowhere. The sound is a bith thin since is was recorded in a school, but this is actually a lot more charming than disturbing ;)

 

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Michael Borner's - Sun

 
Style: Funkiest Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Sun (Private)

Year: 1981

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Excellent album recorded in the golden years of private pressings. Sun is one of those groups who mingle funky jazzrock with latin rhythms adding a touch of progressive - without sounding like Santana :) Infact they're so funky that i almost labelled it a Krautfunk album. Strong horn section and their affinity to the boogie (not woogie ;) is hard to find among german musicians...

 

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Broadway - Magic Tunes

 
Style: Canterbury

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1979

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

A hidden canterbury gem from the Bodensee area. Private pressing by this completely unknown trio. Remarkable flute and organ / keyboard playing here :) There is actually a lot of magic in these unheard tunes! Guest appearances by young Markus Stockhausen and Hugo Read...

 

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Parijato Caldera - That's Not All

 
Style: Smoothies by the pool

Format: LP
Label: J&P

Year: 1989

Condition: NM/VG+

 

You can grab a cocktail too. Parijato and Tom will serve it in cozy atmosphere and privacy, of course. This exlusive piece of wax comes from the same turf as I do. I found one as a teenager and one recently. This is my personal teenage years copy that I only part with to fund the next releases. I hope you understand that I won't give it away for next to nothing.

 

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Chris Kemmler - Metropolis Jazz

 
Style: Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Abaco (Private)

Year: 1989

Condition: VG+/VG+  

 

Chris "The Fusionist" did it again. Here's his completely unknown 2nd album from 1989. Stylistically quite similar to his first album, but more mature and mellower.

 

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Cube - Cube

 
Style: Fusion / Afro Not Afro Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Village Music

Year: 1984

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Unexpected but excellent Spiritual Jazz - "Awakening" style from Württemberg, Germany. Their only LP recorded in 1984 and released on the small Viallge Music label that also brought us the amazing Olivier Peters Quartet album.

 

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Ambiente - Taste It

 

Style: Latin Jazz, Pop Jazz, Bossa 

Format: LP

Label: Private (MMT)

Year: 1988

Condition: NM/NM

 

Lightweight Latin Jazz made in Germany with that special 80s sound. Highly recommended and almost impossible to find these days, especially in this condition!!

 

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Ambiente - Taste It
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Various - At Night

 
Style: Swing / Modern Jazz / Spiritual Jazz

Format: 2LP
Label: Jazz Club Podium

Year: 1978

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

A private compilation released by a Frankfurt Jazzclub. Sides 1, 2 & 3 are filled with Swing and I must admit that it's not my cup of tea at all. Side 4 is what I bought this for. The Sextet "Sounds" plays three compositions by Nat Adderley, Cannonball Adderley and Benny Golson. My highlight is the self penned Sound Spirit - a ten minute long and very intense session!

 

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Thomas Stabenow - Chiara

 
Style: Contemporary Jazz

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1984

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Thomas Stabenow's solo album from 1984 is a seldom seen rarity. All compositions on this release are written by bassmann Stabenow. From bass solo in Trio für Violone over duo and trios to quartet pieces - this record has it all. My fave is the drum and bass workout Stars but the pensive title track Chiara (8:12) is really wonderful either.

 

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Das Stuttgarter Jazz Trio - Bei Behr

 
Style: Modal Jazz / Oldtime

Format: 7" EP
Label: Private

Year: 1978

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Nicest copy of this uncommon jazz gem. All players are coming from a dixie or ragtime background. Nevertheless they have been playing with great names such as Mal Waldron or the local hero Joe Haider. When i discovered this i didn't expect much since the tunes are adaptions of german folk songs, but right the first track showed me that i was misdirected. Two of the four songs are fantastic modern jazz compositions. This is the original first issue with the foldout cover

 

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Chris Beier - Hinterland

 
Style: Pensive Liberty / Solo Piano

Format: LP
Label: Océan

Year: 1983

Condition: NM/NM

 

I save you from all this mad rare, never seen before bs and go straight to the vibe of this beauty. 5 out 7 tunes are unparalleled laid back and contemplative pieces. Beiers language is straight and honest, sometimes playful. They make it easy to fall in everlasting love...  I've also added one of the two hotter jams for you consideration.

 

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Machwerk - New Jazz EP

 
Style: Modern / Modal / Latin Jazz

Format: 7" EP
Label: Not On Label

Year: 1979

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

The Jazzwheel album on the small View label isn't really easy to find. Now this little gem released 2 years before the LP is almost invisible. Especially under their first name MACHWERK 3 tracks - one modern, one modal and one latin jaz tune. ALL AMAZING. For Peter was featured on the album in a different version. For My Love and Brasil Express are exclusives. Speaking of exlusive ...

 

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Nightwork - Jazz

 
Style: Nighttime Music

Format: LP
Label: Nightwork (Private)

Year: 1982

Condition: NM/VG+

 

Nightime Jazz recorded for an art film. Contemporary Jazz with that Modal approach and excellent scatting. Private and pretty much unfindable. A personal holy grail.

 

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Sofa - 33 45

 
Style: Fusion / Contemporary

Format: EP
Label: Private

Year: 1983

Condition: NM/NM

 

First sidde runs on 33 the second on 45. That should explain the title of this tight Fusion EP from Switzerland! This was released one year before their album (more boogie-ish) and itstill sounds like proper Fusion Jazz. My fave is the epic (10 minutes plus) Easy Street - playful and deep!

 

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Joe Kienemann Trio - All That Jazz

 
Style: Funky Piano

Format: LP
Label: Titan Jazz

Year: 1988

Condition: NM/NM

 

This trio consists of Joe Kienemann on piano, Thomas Stabenow on bass, and Aldo Caviglia on drums. They are playing a wonderful laid back groove that is hard to resist. Funkfair is the climax. Olhos De Crianca keeps you going!

 

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Wish - Introducing

 
Style: Jazz Funk / Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Not On Label / Private

Year: 1984

Condition: NM/VG+  SIGNED! (WOC)

 

Impossible to find private Jazz Funk LP from Germany / 1984.

Simple instrumentation: Keys, Guitar, Bass and Drums - 

6 tracks, mostly around 6 minutes.... mostly with a Boogie influence!

Signed copy!

 

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Tzahara - Tzarte Töne

 
Style:  Experimental Fusion

Format: LP
Label: Avantgarage / Private

Year: 1983

Condition: NM/NM

 

Like new copy! This album is setting free a lot of energy and it's less experimental than you might guess from a look at the cover (and label).  The quartet plays a variety of styles on this LP not without showing skills in the fast tracks ;) My fave are the slow etc. the modern Jazz-Funk groover Midnight Mover and the interstellar overdrive rocket Space Invaders

 

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Jo Mikovich Group - Storm Thunder Lightning

 
Style:  Contemporary Jazz / Jazz Funk / 80s Jazz

Format: LP
Label: YVP (Private)

Year: 1986

Condition: NM/VG+  

 

Teutonic cocktail Jazz at it's BEST!!!! 

Perfect for some margaritas by the pool.....

 

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