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Rudi Mahall
(born 1966 in Nürnberg, Germany) is a contemporary jazz bass clarinetist.
While studying classical clarinet, Mahall shifted towards contemporary music, improvisation and jazz. He is, or was a member of following bands: Avantgardeband Die Hartmann 8, Der Rote Bereich (initially with Frank Möbus, Marty Cook, Jim Black und Henning Sievert), the Trio Tiefe töne für Augen und Ohren (with Sievert and Bill Elgart), Carlos Bicas Azul and Die Enttäuschung (amongst others with Axel Dörner, Jan Roder). He carried out several projects and published CDs with Aki Takase, about the work of Eric Dolphy and others. Mahall participated to Alexander von Schlippenbachs recording of the complete works of Thelonious Monk, published by a prestigious Swiss label, and he is a member of the Globe Unity Orchestra. Moreover he performed with Conny Bauer, Lee Konitz, Barry Guy, Karl Berger, Paul Lovens, Sven-Åke Johansson, Radu Malfatti, Ed Schuller, Ray Anderson, Kenny Wheeler, Hannes Bauer and many others.
Mahall performed at the Free Music Festival Jazz a Mulhouse in 2008, at the Moers Festival, the JazzFest Berlin, the Leverkusener Jazztage and jazz festivals in New York City, Amsterdam, München, Würzburg, Nürnberg, Spain, Norway, France, etc and toured in Portugal, southern and eastern Africa.

Rudi Mahall
(born 1966 in Nürnberg, Germany) is a contemporary jazz bass clarinetist.
While studying classical clarinet, Mahall shifted towards contemporary music, improvisation and jazz. He is, or was a member of following bands: Avantgardeband Die Hartmann 8, Der Rote Bereich (initially with Frank Möbus, Marty Cook, Jim Black und Henning Sievert), the Trio Tiefe töne für Augen und Ohren (with Sievert and Bill Elgart), Carlos Bicas Azul and Die Enttäuschung (amongst others with Axel Dörner, Jan Roder). He carried out several projects and published CDs with Aki Takase, about the work of Eric Dolphy and others. Mahall participated to Alexander von Schlippenbachs recording of the complete works of Thelonious Monk, published by a prestigious Swiss label, and he is a member of the Globe Unity Orchestra. Moreover he performed with Conny Bauer, Lee Konitz, Barry Guy, Karl Berger, Paul Lovens, Sven-Åke Johansson, Radu Malfatti, Ed Schuller, Ray Anderson, Kenny Wheeler, Hannes Bauer and many others.
Mahall performed at the Free Music Festival Jazz a Mulhouse in 2008, at the Moers Festival, the JazzFest Berlin, the Leverkusener Jazztage and jazz festivals in New York City, Amsterdam, München, Würzburg, Nürnberg, Spain, Norway, France, etc and toured in Portugal, southern and eastern Africa.

Axel Dörner, Born in Cologne,1964. Studied piano and trumpet (with Malte Burba) at the Musikhochschule, Cologne. Moved to Berlin in 1994. He has worked together with numerous internationally respected figures in the fields of Improvised Music, New Music and Jazz. He has developed a totally unique style of trumpet playing based in part on unusual, often self-invented techniques. He has toured in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and appeared on numerous CD and record releases.

Axel Dörner, Born in Cologne,1964. Studied piano and trumpet (with Malte Burba) at the Musikhochschule, Cologne. Moved to Berlin in 1994. He has worked together with numerous internationally respected figures in the fields of Improvised Music, New Music and Jazz. He has developed a totally unique style of trumpet playing based in part on unusual, often self-invented techniques. He has toured in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and appeared on numerous CD and record releases.

Jan Roder, born 1968 in Lübeck, Germany, studied jazz bass with Detlef Beier at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover. He moved to Berlin in 1995 where he encountered musicians the likes of Dörner, Mahall, and v. Schlippenbach with whom he has played until today (f.e. this very 'Enttäuschung'). Roder considers his musical 'home' to be post-free jazz and improvised music deeply rooted in the jazz tradition.
He collaborates with musicians such as Aki Takase, Gunter Hampel, Irene Schweizer,Ulrich Gumpert, Ernst Ludwig Petrowski, Thomas Borgmann, Peter Brötzmann, WolfgangPuschnig, Axel Dörner, Wlli Kellers, Michael Griener, Oliver Steidle, Silke Eberhard,Christof Thewes, Matthias Schubert, Olaf Rupp.....
and in projects such as Monks Casino, Die Enttäuschung, Soko Steidle, Squakk, Die Dicken Finger (on electric bass), Silke Eberhard Trio, Ulrich Gumpert Quartett and Workshop Band, JR3, as a soloist and studio musician.
He has played festivals and clubs throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, and records several albums each year, for example: Die Enttäuschung / Vier Halbe, Squakk /Willisau Berlin, Monks Casino, Die Dicken Finger / Argyromanie, Tama / Goldfish, Jan Roder/ Doublebass.

Jan Roder, born 1968 in Lübeck, Germany, studied jazz bass with Detlef Beier at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover. He moved to Berlin in 1995 where he encountered musicians the likes of Dörner, Mahall, and v. Schlippenbach with whom he has played until today (f.e. this very 'Enttäuschung'). Roder considers his musical 'home' to be post-free jazz and improvised music deeply rooted in the jazz tradition.
He collaborates with musicians such as Aki Takase, Gunter Hampel, Irene Schweizer,Ulrich Gumpert, Ernst Ludwig Petrowski, Thomas Borgmann, Peter Brötzmann, WolfgangPuschnig, Axel Dörner, Wlli Kellers, Michael Griener, Oliver Steidle, Silke Eberhard,Christof Thewes, Matthias Schubert, Olaf Rupp.....
and in projects such as Monks Casino, Die Enttäuschung, Soko Steidle, Squakk, Die Dicken Finger (on electric bass), Silke Eberhard Trio, Ulrich Gumpert Quartett and Workshop Band, JR3, as a soloist and studio musician.
He has played festivals and clubs throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, and records several albums each year, for example: Die Enttäuschung / Vier Halbe, Squakk /Willisau Berlin, Monks Casino, Die Dicken Finger / Argyromanie, Tama / Goldfish, Jan Roder/ Doublebass.

Michael Griener, self-taught by listening to and playing with many of his elders, spent his formative years as a teenager with bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall and began his freelance career in 1988, initially working intensively with Günter Christmann in Hannover. Since moving to Berlin in 1994, he has established himself as one of the most versatile drummers on the contemporary jazz scene, as his work with Mal Waldron, Butch Morris, Tal Farlow, Evan Parker, Aki Takase, Tony Malaby and many others shows. Together with Jan Roder he forms the rhythm section of DIE ENTTÄUSCHUNG, ULI GUMPERT QUARTETT, MONK'S CASINO and various other formations.
Grounded in a deep knowledge of the jazz tradition, he moves mainly in the border areas between jazz and free improvisation, as for example in his trio with Ellery Eskelin and Christian Weber.
In 2002, Baby Sommer invited him to teach at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden, where he still teaches jazz percussion today. In March 2006, Griener received the "Most Creative Soloist" award at the New German Jazz Awards in Mannheim. His music has been documented on numerous CD releases including Intakt, HatHut, FMP, Jazzwerkstatt, Moers Music and many more.
He has played with
Tal Farlow, Herb Ellis, Mal Waldron, Evan Parker, Ellery Eskelin, Dave Liebman, John Zorn, Butch Morris, Ken Vandermark, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Barry Guy, Paul Lovens, Zeena Parkins, Keith Tippett, Sirone, Uli Gumpert, Aki Takase, Mats Gustafsson, Alexander v. Schlippenbach, Joelle Leandre, Günter Christmann, Conny Bauer, Johannes Bauer, Frank Gratkowski, Phil Minton, Tony Buck, Matthias Schubert, David Moss, Axel Dörner, Lu Hübsch, Tony Malaby

Michael Griener, self-taught by listening to and playing with many of his elders, spent his formative years as a teenager with bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall and began his freelance career in 1988, initially working intensively with Günter Christmann in Hannover. Since moving to Berlin in 1994, he has established himself as one of the most versatile drummers on the contemporary jazz scene, as his work with Mal Waldron, Butch Morris, Tal Farlow, Evan Parker, Aki Takase, Tony Malaby and many others shows. Together with Jan Roder he forms the rhythm section of DIE ENTTÄUSCHUNG, ULI GUMPERT QUARTETT, MONK'S CASINO and various other formations.
Grounded in a deep knowledge of the jazz tradition, he moves mainly in the border areas between jazz and free improvisation, as for example in his trio with Ellery Eskelin and Christian Weber.
In 2002, Baby Sommer invited him to teach at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden, where he still teaches jazz percussion today. In March 2006, Griener received the "Most Creative Soloist" award at the New German Jazz Awards in Mannheim. His music has been documented on numerous CD releases including Intakt, HatHut, FMP, Jazzwerkstatt, Moers Music and many more.
He has played with
Tal Farlow, Herb Ellis, Mal Waldron, Evan Parker, Ellery Eskelin, Dave Liebman, John Zorn, Butch Morris, Ken Vandermark, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Barry Guy, Paul Lovens, Zeena Parkins, Keith Tippett, Sirone, Uli Gumpert, Aki Takase, Mats Gustafsson, Alexander v. Schlippenbach, Joelle Leandre, Günter Christmann, Conny Bauer, Johannes Bauer, Frank Gratkowski, Phil Minton, Tony Buck, Matthias Schubert, David Moss, Axel Dörner, Lu Hübsch, Tony Malaby

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