Steve Jolliffe

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A native of Britain, Steve Jolliffe has been an active keyboardist, flutist and saxophonist for over 35 years. His career started in 1967, when he met Rick Davies and formed a group called The Joint, which, after Steve left, evolved into Supertramp. Jolliffe's interest in classical music led him to the "Berlin High School for Music" in 1969. He was the first student accepted there who didn't have the ability to read music. And while at the school, he met Edgar Froese, and together with Klaus Schulze toured Germany as one of the earliest incarnations of Tangerine Dream.

That stint lasted nearly a year, and then Steve left Tangerine Dream and returned to England. There he joined a blues/rock band called Steamhammer, and toured Europe with them for the next several years. In 1973 Jolliffe left that group and scored several films, including the award-winning documentary Tattoo.

Steve rejoined Tangerine Dream in 1978 and with Froese, Chris Franke and Klaus Krüger, recorded the album Cyclone. To this day, Cyclone remains a controversial album amongst TD aficionados, mostly due to Steve's vocals and lyrics. The quartet toured Europe that year and played to crowds of up to 100,000. Shortly afterward, Jolliffe left TD for the second time and went back to England to pursue a solo career.

He recorded several albums in the 1980s. Two of them, Journeys out of the Body and Beyond the Dream, are available through Horizon Music. Journeys, a 1982 release, featured a collaboration with the late guitarist Tony Duhig, formerly of Jade Warrior. Two years later, Steve issued Beyond the Dream, which once again featured lyrics and vocals. He also collaborated with Klaus Schulze on a Wahnfried album called Miditation. Jolliffe spent the rest of the decade recording library discs, which are meant to be used in films at will and not intended to be sold to the general public.

In 1990 Steve moved to America and released the album Escape the following year. During this time Jolliffe partnered with Horizon Music to distribute many of his CD's and, after releasing Warrior in 1992, became Horizon's first signee. He moved back to England in 1994 and released Alien, which was less electronic than previous efforts and featured extensive use of flute and saxophone. Then Steve explored a new musical direction with the ambient/trance CD Zanzi. He took this title from a French game of chance, and the disc was chosen by the nationally syndicated radio program Musical Starstreams as one of its Top Ten albums of 1996. Jolliffe also found the time to work with Eat Static members Merv Pepler and Joie Hinton (formerly of Ozric Tentacles) on their album Science of the Gods. After that, he released Omni, a logical follow-up to Zanzi.

1999 saw Steve release a CD called Deep Down Far. Like much of his varied work, this disc draws on elements of traditional electronic, ambient and classical music structures. The opening track has been used in advertisements on the Discovery Channel in England. A year later, Jolliffe put out a compilation CD called Invitation, which features music from each of the aforementioned albums.

Steve Jolliffe still lives in England and continues to collaborate occasionally with Pepler and Hinton.
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BRJ 24 Earth — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Earth Bruton Music BRJ 24 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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NP 009 Journeys Out Of The Body — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Journeys Out Of The Body (Album) Nada Pulse NP 009 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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NP012 Japanese Butterfly — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Japanese Butterfly Nada Pulse NP012 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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AVF 54 New Age Emotions — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe New Age Emotions Amphonic Music Ltd. AVF 54 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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7 6331-70002-2 3, BTD Beyond The Dream — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Beyond The Dream (Album) AMP Records 7 6331-70002-2 3, BTD US 1984 Sell This Version
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AVF 74 CD The Art Of Minimalism — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe The Art Of Minimalism (Album) Amphonic Music Ltd. AVF 74 CD UK 1989 Sell This Version
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none Tea with Steve Jolliffe — Steve Jolliffe Mother Gong / Steve Jolliffe Mother Gong / Steve Jolliffe - Tea with Steve Jolliffe(Cass, Album) GAS Records (2) none UK 1990 Sell This Version
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AVF 92 CD, AVF92CD Horror & Suspense — Steve Jolliffe Simon Benson, Mark Thomas (4), Steve Jolliffe Simon Benson, Mark Thomas (4), Steve Jolliffe - Horror & Suspense(CD) Amphonic Music Ltd., Amphonic Music Ltd. AVF 92 CD, AVF92CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
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ATLCD8 Escape — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Escape (Album) Atlantis (3) ATLCD8 US 1991 Sell This Version
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92072 Warrior — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Warrior (Album) Waveform International 92072 US 1992 Sell This Version
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AMP-CD 023 Alien — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Alien (Album) Horizon Music AMP-CD 023 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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AMP-CD 033 Zanzi — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Zanzi (Album) AMP Records AMP-CD 033 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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SIN004 Temmenu — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Temmenu (Album) Sine Records SIN004 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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hm-1003-2 Omni — Steve Jolliffe Jolliffe* Omni (Album) Horizon Music hm-1003-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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HM-1005-2 Deep Down Far — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Deep Down Far (Album) Horizon Music HM-1005-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
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HM 1008-2 Space — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Space (Album) Horizon Music HM 1008-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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VP280CD The Bruton Suite — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe The Bruton Suite (Album) Voiceprint VP280CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
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RD011 Poland — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Poland (Album) Ricochet Dream RD011 US 2006 Sell This Version
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none Hadron — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Hadron (Album) Not On Label none UK 2008 Sell This Version
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none Vision Earth — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Vision Earth (Album) Not On Label none UK 2005 Sell This Version
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none The Minotaur — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe The Minotaur(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label none UK 2009 Sell This Version
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none Doorways To The Soul — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Doorways To The Soul(CDr, Album, Ltd, RE) Not On Label none UK 2009 Sell This Version
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none K17 — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe K17(CDr, Album) Not On Label none UK 2009 Sell This Version
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none USA — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe USA(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label none UK 2009 Sell This Version
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none Heart & Soul — Steve Jolliffe Steve Jolliffe Heart & Soul(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label none UK 2009 Sell This Version