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ORF Big Band

Band, 1971-1982 AT, Vienna
Jazz and R&B/Soul

Around 1970, the Austrian Broadcasting Company was reformed, transforming itself into the innovative ORF and finally launching a contemporary pop and jazz station, Ö3. At the same time, the ORF Big Band developed from the core of the Fehring Orchestra, rejuvenated by talents like drummer Erich Bachträgel. It became an orchestra ready to meet all the needs of a modern broadcasting corporation; however, due to the ambitions and experiences of its leaders, Erich Kleinschuster and Johannes Fehring, its emphasis remained on the production of first rate, big band jazz. In earlier years, ambitious Austrian jazz musicians had to go abroad to achieve recognition, but thanks to the existence of the ORF Big Band, consummate international jazz talents – like Art Farmer on flugelhorn and trumpet, or Jimmy Heath on soprano and tenor sax, or Jimmy Woode on double bass – were bound at least temporarily to Austria. The Orchestra existed from 1971 to 1982. They recorded a lot of libraries called "ORF Arbeitsplatten" that get sold for enormous prices on the collectors market.

     
Members
PortraitFritz Pauer
p, ep 1943-2012 AT
PortraitArt Farmer
tr, fh 1928-1999 US
PortraitJimmy Woode
b 1926-2005 US
PortraitRobert Politzer
tr 1939-2010 AT
PortraitHans Salomon
sax *1933 AT
PortraitErich Kleinschuster
tb 1930-2018 AT
PortraitKarl Drewo
ts, sax 1929-1995 AT
PortraitWilli Meerwald
tb 1924-2005 AT
PortraitWayne Darling
b, ep *1945 AT
PortraitBenny Bailey
tr 1925-2005 US
PortraitKarel Krautgartner
as, cl 1922-1982 DE
PortraitLee Harper
tr 1945-2010 AT
PortraitHeinz Jäger
b *1955 AT
PortraitRoy Deuvall
tb
Ilter Yenisen
tb
PortraitHannes Kottek
tr, fh 1958-1994 AT
PortraitErnst Kugler
tb 1923-1985 AT
PortraitRens Nieuwland
g *1953 NL
PortraitRichard Österreicher
g, ep *1932 AT
PortraitHarry Pepl
g 1945-2005 AT
PortraitLeszek Zadlo
sax, ss, ts *1945 DE
PortraitErich Bachträgel
dr, ep AT
PortraitRobert Demmer
tr 1926-2011 AT
Hans Löw
sax AT
PortraitErnst Lamprecht
tr AT
PortraitWalter Schiefer
dr, tam AT
PortraitHeinz Czadek
tb *1944 AT
PortraitGarney Hicks
tb
PortraitFritz Ozmec
dr, perc *1948 AT
Felix Hanusik
sax AT
PortraitCharles Baker
tb
Tom Baker
eb
PortraitPeter Klinger
sax AT
PortraitButch Kellem
tb US
Robert Dodge
tb AT
PortraitRoland Batik
p AT
PortraitTom Henkes
vib, perc *1955 CA
Popular Tracks   
What do you want now, darlin´ on ORF Big Band & The Chicks by Johannes Fehring
Let's Forget the World on Dramatic Funk Themes, Vol. 4) by Various Artists
Jungle soul on ORF Big Band & The Chicks by Johannes Fehring
By your side on ORF Big Band & The Chicks by Johannes Fehring
Sweet Little Girl Is Back on Leave Me by Harry Pepl, ORF Big Band & Richard Österreicher
Leave Me on Leave Me by Harry Pepl, ORF Big Band & Richard Österreicher
Sehnsucht nach der Vergangenheit on Julia Migenes by Julia Migenes
Psychodelic on ORF Big Band & The Chicks by Johannes Fehring
Swinging Flutes on That's Music by ORF Big Band
Die Zeit, die uns verloren geht on Julia Migenes by Julia Migenes

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Escapade / La SerenaFrancis Lai / ORF Big Band2010Single
Salut To The BandORF Big Band2005Compil.
Sittin' On A RainbowORF Big Band2003Compil.
ORF Arbeitsplatte 42/81ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1981Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 41/81ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1981Album
Maurische AnekdotenErich Kleinschuster - ORF Big Band1980Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 38/80ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1980Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 36/80ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Ernst Kugler1980Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 37/80ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1980Album
Bigband-HolidayORF Big Band Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1980Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 40/80ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Ernst Kugler1980Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 39/80ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1980Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 35/80ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Erich Kleinschuster1980Album
Subway MelodyORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1979Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 79/34ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner ; Seite B 5*, 6* Richard Österreicher1979Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 78/33ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1978Album
Crazy-LandORF Big Band - Richard Österreicher1978Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 78/32ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1978Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 78/31ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1978Album
Schubert - Janáček 1978 / Bands Bands Bands BandsFranz Schubert - Leoš Janáček - ORF Symphonieorchester / ORF Big Band - Erich Kleinschuster1978Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 77/30ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1977Album
Peter Cornelius Spielt Peter CorneliusPeter Cornelius Mit Der ORF Big Band1977Album
Eleven StepsORF Big Band - Karel Krautgartner1977Album
Peter Kreuder Spielt Udo JürgensPeter Kreuder mit der ORF Big Band1977Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 77/29ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1977Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 76/27ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1976Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 76/26ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1976Album
So Sucht Jeder Seine Wunder / TangoKevin O. Hefner, ORF Big Band1976Single
ORF Arbeitsplatte 76/28ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1976Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 76/25ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1976Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 76/24ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1976Album
LiederKevin O. Hefner Und Die ORF Big Band1976Album
Leave MeORF Big Band Conducted By Richard Österreicher - Soloist: Harry Pepl1976Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 76/23ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Erich Kleinschuster1976Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 75/21ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1975Album
Happy Tyrolian SoundORF Big Band Und ORF-Chor - Ltg.: Erich Kleinschuster1975Album
Talk To MeArt Farmer & ORF Big Band1975Album
King SizeRoland Kovac & ORF Big Band1974Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 74/19ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1974Album
Drop InORF Big Band Conducted By Ernst Kugler1974Album
Der Black & Decker Schlagbohr-Schlager! Die Starke DN7.Roland Kovac & ORF Big Band1974Single
Strings & 'Bones IIToni Stricker - ORF Big Band1974Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 74/20ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1974Album
AnikoAniko Benkö Und Die ORF Big Band1974Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 73/16ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Erich Kleinschuster1974Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 74/18ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1974Album
Strings & 'BonesToni Stricker & ORF Big Band1974Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte U-LP 73/13ORF Big Band Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1973Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 73/11ORF Big Band Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1973Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 73/14ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1973Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 73/12ORF Big Band Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1973Album
Wersi Walk - Big Band Sound In Wersi OrganORF Big Band Conducted By Karel Krautgartner1973Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 73/15ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Johannes Fehring1973Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 73/17ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Erich Kleinschuster ; Gesang: Salena Jones1973Album
Happiness In Big Band-SoundORF Big Band Conducted By Ernst Kugler1973Album
ORF Big BandORF Big Band1973Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/5ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Erich Kleinschuster1972Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/7ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1972Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/8ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1972Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/3ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1972Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/2ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Ernst Kugler1972Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/4ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Erich Kleinschuster1972Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/10ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Johannes Fehring1972Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/1ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1972Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/6ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Karel Krautgartner1972Album
ORF Arbeitsplatte 72/9ORF Big Band ; Leitung: Johannes Fehring1972Album
ORF Big Band, Johannes Fehring & The ChicksORF Big Band, Johannes Fehring & The Chicks1971Album
Sweet Brown SugarORF Big Band ; Leitung: Erich Kleinschuster ; Soloist: Karl DrewoAlbum
ORF Big BandORF Big BandAlbum
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