Volker Kriegel

Also known as A. Kriegel, Kriegel, V. Kriegel, Volker Kreigel, Volker Kriege, Volker Krieger
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://volker-kriegel.de/

Discography of Volker Kriegel:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Spectrum 7 Audio 1971
2 Topical Harvest 10 Audio 1976
3 Star Edition 16 Audio
4 Inside: Missing Link 12 Audio 1972 MPS Records
5 3 LP 28 Audio 1986
6 Schöne Aussichten 8 Audio 1983
7 Doldinger Jubilee Concert 6 Audio 2006-07-26
8 Spectrum 7 Audio 2003
9 Live In Bayern 6 Audio 1981 MPS Records
10 Elastic Menu 7 Audio 1978
11 Untitled 14 Audio 1974 Biton
12 Mild Maniac 6 Audio 1974
13 Volker Kriegel 9 Audio 1982 AMIGA
14 Doldinger Jubilee Concert 6 Audio 1990 WEA
15 Journal 9 Audio 1981 Mood Records
16 Elastic Menu 7 Audio 1978
17 Inside: Missing Link 12 Audio 1972
18 House-Boat 8 Audio 1978
19 Lift! 8 Audio 1973
20 Schöne Aussichten 8 Audio 1988 Mood Records
21 Octember Variations 7 Audio 1977 MPS Records
22 Journal 9 Audio 1988 Mood Records
23 Doldinger Jubilee Concert 6 Audio 1974
24 Inside: Missing Link 12 Audio 1979
25 Spectrum 7 Audio 1971
26 Palazzo Blue 4 Audio 1987 Mood Records
27 Mild Maniac 6 Audio 1974 MPS Records
28 Das Beste Aus Den Siebzigern 25 Audio 1993 MPS Records
29 Lift! 8 Audio 2011 MPS Records
30 Psychedelic Jazz Guitar 13 Audio 2010
31 Inside: Missing Link 12 Audio 2011-02-15 MPS Records
32 Topical Harvest 10 Audio 2011 MPS Records
33 Topical Harvest 10 Audio MPS Records
34 Spectrum 7 Audio 1971
35 Doldinger Jubilee Concert 6 Audio 2008 Wounded Bird Records
36 Zoom - The Legendary MPS Sessions 28 Audio 1999 MPS Records
37 Spectrum 7 Audio MPS Records
38 Inside: Missing Link 12 Audio 1972 MPS Records
39 Mild Maniac 6 Audio 1974 MPS Records
40 Spectrum 7 Audio 1977
41 With A Little Help From My Friends 15 Audio 2013
42 With A Little Help From My Friends 7 Audio 1968 Liberty
43 Doldinger Jubilee Concert 6 Audio 1974 Atlantic
44 Doldinger Jubilee Concert 6 Audio 1974 Atlantic
45 Lost Tapes - Mainz 1963-1969 29 Audio 2013
46 Lift! 8 Audio
47 Happy Birthday - 20. Geburtstag Von Zweitausendeins 2 Audio 1989 Mood Records
48 Elastic Menu 7 Audio 1978
49 House-Boat 8 Audio 1978 MPS Records
50 Gitarren Und Rhythmus 12 Audio Biton


German jazz-rock guitarist, often known as the [i]Father of Jazz Rock[/i], born 24-Dec-1943, Darmstadt, Germany. Died: 15-Jun-2003, Spain.

Kriegel taught himself guitar at the age of 15 and started his own trio when he was 18, winning awards at the 1963 German Amateur Jazz Festival. While studying at Frankfurt University he met Emil and [a=Albert Mangelsdorff] and continued to develop his jazz interests. When American expatriate vibes-player [a=Dave Pike] offered him a place in his new band, he decided to give up his studies to become a full-time musician. He stayed with the [b]Dave Pike Set[/b] from 1968-73, until Dave Pike returned to the USA, at which point Kriegel and [a=Eberhard Weber] founded [b]Spectrum[/b].

When Weber left in 1976 Kriegel started the jazz-rock group, the [a=Mild Maniac Orchestra]. In the meantime, in 1975, he had been a co-founder of the [b]United Jazz And Rock Ensemble[/b]. In 1977 he co-founded [b]Mood Records[/b]. As well as his musical activities, he was a distinguished cartoonist (both for journals and record sleeves), animator and broadcaster.

Kriegel died from a heart attack in June 2003.


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