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Manfred Schoof

tr, fh, *1936 DE, Magdeburg
Musician / Composer of Jazz and Electronic

Manfred Schoof (born 6 April 1936) is a German jazz trumpet player.Schoof was born in Magdeburg, and studied music in Kassel and Cologne.He is a founder of European free jazz and collaborated with Albert Mangelsdorff, Peter Brötzmann, Mal Waldron, and Irène Schweizer. He has interpreted Die Soldaten, an operatic work by the contemporary composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann.Schoof won various jazz prizes and is involved in the German musical rights association. Since 2007 he has been chairman of the Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker. He has been a professor in Cologne since 1990.

  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Cornet
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Dance
  • Rock
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Russian Melody on Hard Talk by Mal Waldron, Manfred Schoof & Steve Lacy
Yaad on Jazz Meets India by Various Artists
Sun Love on Jazz Meets India by Various Artists
Jazz Rock on Jazz Rock by Alex Gopher & Pierrick Devin
Brigach and Ganges on Jazz Meets India by Various Artists
European Echoes (Part 1) on European Echoes by Manfred Schoof
XY Patrol on Dramatic Funk Themes, Vol. 3 by Various Artists
Snake Out on Hard Talk by Mal Waldron, Manfred Schoof & Steve Lacy
European Echoes (Part 2 on European Echoes by Manfred Schoof
Hard Talk on Hard Talk by Mal Waldron, Manfred Schoof & Steve Lacy

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Blue HawkAlexander von Schlippenbach, Manfred Schoof2011Album
Peitzer Grand Mit VierenGünter Sommer, Manfred Schoof, Gianluigi Trovesi, Barre Phillips2009Album
HeimatliederWolfgang Schmidtke, Peter Weiss, Christian Ramond, Hans Reichel, Manfred Schoof, Matthias Schriefl, Ute Völker, Conrad Bauer2008Album
CrossroadManfred Schoof1992Album
TimebreakerManfred Schoof1990Album
Shadows & SmilesManfred Schoof, Rainer Brüninghaus1989Album
In A State Of UndressPeter Brötzmann / Jay Oliver / Willi Kellers Featuring Manfred Schoof1989Album
MeditationManfred Schoof1987Album
Power StationManfred Schoof1984Album
HornsGünter Christmann / Gerd Dudek / Albert Mangelsdorff / Paul Rutherford / Manfred Schoof / Kenny Wheeler1979Album
The Early QuintetManfred Schoof1978Album
Distant ThunderManfred Schoof, Akira Sakata, Yosuke Yamashita, Takeo Moriyama1975Album
European EchoesManfred Schoof1969Album
Jazz Meets IndiaDewan Motihar Trio, The Irene Schweizer Trio, Manfred Schoof, Barney Wilen1967Album
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