Volker Kriegel

Volker Kriegel

Profile:
German jazz-rock guitarist, often known as the Father of Jazz Rock, 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 Albert Mangelsdorff and continued to develop his jazz interests. When American expatriate vibes-player 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 Dave Pike Set from 1968-73, until Dave Pike returned to the USA, at which point Kriegel and Eberhard Weber founded Spectrum.

When Weber left in 1976 Kriegel started the jazz-rock group, the Mild Maniac Orchestra. In the meantime, in 1975, he had been a co-founder of the United Jazz And Rock Ensemble. In 1977 he co-founded Mood Records. 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.
Sites:
In Groups:
Variations:

Volker Kriegel Discography

Albums

Volker Kriegel With A Little Help From My Friends (Album) Liberty Germany 1968 Sell This Version
BP 003 Roland Schneider (2), Volker Kriegel Roland Schneider (2), Volker Kriegel - Wie Die Alten Singen – Die Große Pop-Show Unserer Star-Politiker(LP, Album) Panoptikum BP 003 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Volker Kriegel Spectrum (Album) MPS Records, BASF Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Volker Kriegel Inside: Missing Link (Album) MPS Records, BASF, MPS Records, BASF Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
Volker Kriegel Lift! (Album) MPS Records, BASF Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Volker Kriegel & Spectrum (20) Volker Kriegel & Spectrum (20) - Mild Maniac (Album) MPS Records, BASF Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Passport (2) And Brian Auger, Johnny Griffin, Alexis Korner, Volker Kriegel, Pete York Passport (2) And Brian Auger, Johnny Griffin, Alexis Korner, Volker Kriegel, Pete York - Doldinger Jubilee Concert (Album) Atlantic, WEA Germany 1974 Sell This Version
21 22020-6 Volker Kriegel & Spectrum (20) Volker Kriegel & Spectrum (20) - Mild Maniac(LP, Album, Gat) MPS Records, BASF 21 22020-6 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
BIT 2002 Volker Kriegel & The Groove-Combination Volker Kriegel & The Groove-Combination - Untitled(LP) Biton BIT 2002 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Volker Kriegel Topical Harvest (Album) MPS Records, BASF Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Volker Kriegel House-Boat (Album) MPS Records Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
Volker Kriegel Journal (Album) Mood Records Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Volker Kriegel Schöne Aussichten (Album) Mood Records Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Volker Kriegel Palazzo Blue (Album) Mood Records Germany 1987 Sell This Version
101 726 Volker Kriegel Mainz 1963-1969(2xCD, Album, RM) Jazzhaus, SWR Music, Arthaus Musik 101 726 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
BIT 2008 Volker Kriegel & The Groove-Combination / Leaf (9) Volker Kriegel & The Groove-Combination / Leaf (9) - Untitled(LP) Biton BIT 2008 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BIT 2006 Volker Kriegel & The Groove-Combination / Rainer Brüninghaus & Friends Volker Kriegel & The Groove-Combination / Rainer Brüninghaus & Friends - Untitled(LP) Biton BIT 2006 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BIT 2004 Guy Carondel / Volker Kriegel, Hans Peter Ströer Guy Carondel / Volker Kriegel, Hans Peter Ströer - Gitarren Und Rhythmus(LP) Biton BIT 2004 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ATL 107 Passport (2) And Brian Auger, Johnny Griffin, Alexis Korner, Volker Kriegel, Pete York Passport (2) And Brian Auger, Johnny Griffin, Alexis Korner, Volker Kriegel, Pete York - Handmade(7", Promo) Atlantic ATL 107 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
37002 Wolfgang Dauner, Wolfgang Haffner, Dieter Ilg, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano Wolfgang Dauner, Wolfgang Haffner, Dieter Ilg, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano - Happy Birthday - 20. Geburtstag Von Zweitausendeins(7", Ltd) Mood Records 37002 Germany 1989 Sell This Version

Compilations

8 55 955 Volker Kriegel Volker Kriegel(LP, Comp) AMIGA 8 55 955 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1982 Sell This Version
829 885-1, 831 126-1, 829 887-1, 829 888-1 Volker Kriegel 3 LP(3xLP, Comp, RE) MPS Records, MPS Records, MPS Records, MPS Records 829 885-1, 831 126-1, 829 887-1, 829 888-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
MOOD 6462 Volker Kriegel Das Beste Aus Den Achtzigern(CD, Comp) Mood Records MOOD 6462 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MPS 559 909-2 Volker Kriegel Zoom (The Legendary MPS Sessions)(2xCD, Comp, RM) MPS Records MPS 559 909-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
06025 2750809 Volker Kriegel Psychedelic Jazz Guitar(CD, Comp) MPS Records, Universal Music Group International 06025 2750809 Germany 2010 Sell This Version