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Peter Kowald

cb, b, 1944-2002 DE, Masserberg
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Peter Kowald (April 21, 1944 – September 21, 2002) was a German free jazz double bassist and tubist.A member of the Globe Unity Orchestra, and a touring double-bass player, Kowald collaborated with a large number of European free jazz and American free-jazz players during his career, including Peter Brötzmann, Irène Schweizer, Karl Berger, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, Karl E. H. Seigfried, Conny Bauer, Jeffrey Morgan, Wadada Leo Smith, Günter Sommer, William Parker, Barre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre, Alfred Harth, Lauren Newton and Evan Parker. He also recorded a number of solo double-bass albums, and was a member of the London Jazz Composer's Orchestra until 1985. He also recorded a number of pioneering double bass duets with Maarten Altena, Barry Guy, Joëlle Léandre, Barre Phillips, William

  • Double bass
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Tuba
  • Jazz
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Rock
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Nice Ending Folks! on Peter Kowald: Discography by Peter Kowald
Fathers and Mothers - For Albert Ayler on Open Systems by Assif Tsahar, Hugh Ragin & Peter Kowald
Blau Blusen Blues on Peter Kowald: Discography by Peter Kowald
The Spell on Peter Kowald: Discography by Peter Kowald
Solo Improvisation on Peter Kowald: Discography by Peter Kowald
Being Born on Between Heaven and Earth by Conrad Bauer, Peter Kowald & Günter Sommer
For Deep Deep Finnish Forest Cymbal Govenor on Hot Lotta by Various Artists
Wondering on Between Heaven and Earth by Conrad Bauer, Peter Kowald & Günter Sommer
Aphorism XXVI on Aphorisms by Floros Floridis, Peter Kowald & Gunter Baby Sommer
Kippis on Hot Lotta by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Instants ChavirésPeter Kowald - Daunik Lazro - Annick Nozati2014Album
Region 2 For SecondsAlfred Harth & Peter Kowald2014Album
Flats FixedPeter Kowald / Kent Kessler / Fredrick Lonberg-Holm2014Album
DiscographyPeter Kowald2014Album
Sidewalk StoriesPeter Kowald2014Album
Live In New OrleansKidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Peter Kowald2013Album
Trio And Duo In New OrleansKidd Jordan, Alvin Fielder, Peter Kowald2013Album
Cappuccini Klang 2 The Unissued Recordings 1992Gianni Gebbia • Peter Kowald • Günter Sommer2013Album
Encounter And Improvisation = 即興と衝突Masayuki Takayanagi / Peter Kowald / Keiki Midorikawa2012Album
Was Da Ist (Live)Peter Kowald2011Album
Live At KassiopeiaJulius A Hemphill / Peter Kowald2011Album
Max Eastley / A.R. Penck / Peter Kowald / Phil MintonMax Eastley, A.R. Penck, Peter Kowald, Phil Minton2009Single
Bass SoloPeter Kowald2009Album
MythologyPeter Kowald & Vinny Golia2009Album
Off The RoadPeter Kowald, Laurence Petitjouvet2007Album
Ghetto CalypsoMarco Eneidi - Peter Kowald - Damon Smith - Spirit2006Album
Sea Of LeadAgustí Fernandez / Peter Kowald2006Album
Silence And Flies: Live At NigglmühlePeter Kowald2005Album
AriaPeter Kowald / Alberto Braida / Giancarlo Locatelli2005Album
Deep MusicPeter Kowald / William Parker / Peter Jacquemyn2004Album
Open ViewCarlos Bechegas / Peter Kowald2004Album
Global VillagePeter Kowald2004Album
Dual ResonanceHans Fjellestad, Peter Kowald, Dana Reason, Jason Robinson2003Album
13 Definitions Of TruthTatsuya Nakatani, Peter Kowald2003Album
Between Heaven And EarthConrad Bauer - Peter Kowald - Günter Sommer2003Album
The Victoriaville TapePeter Kowald / William Parker2003Album
Ma (Live At The Fundacio Juan Miro)Assif Tsahar / Peter Kowald / Sunny Murray2003Album
Duos2: Europa · America · JapanPeter Kowald2003Album
Illuminations (Several Views)Peter Kowald / Miya Masaoka / Gino Robair2003Album
Principle HopeDaniel Carter / Laurence Cook / Peter Kowald2002Album
Deals, Ideas & IdealsRashied Ali / Peter Kowald / Assif Tsahar2001Album
Open Secrets - A Suite In 13 PartsCarlos Bechegas & Peter Kowald2001Album
Chicago Improvisations: Peter Kowald At The 2000 Empty Bottle Festival Of Jazz And Improvised MusicPeter Kowald / Laurence Petitjouvet2001Single
Of Mountains And ValleysGünther Pitscheider & Peter Kowald2001Album
Mirrors - Broken But No DustPeter Kowald & Damon Smith2001Album
Open SystemsAssif Tsahar, Hugh Ragin, Peter Kowald, Hamid Drake2001Album
Bass DuetsPeter Kowald1999Album
CIMPhonia 1998 Part 2Joe McPhee - Mark Whitecage - Paul Smoker - David Prentice - Peter Kowald - Dominic Duval - Jay Rosen1999Album
PosturaAlessandro Bosetti / Peter Kowald1999Album
Out To BrunchMats Gustafsson / Peter Kowald / Christian Jormin1998Album
CutsPeter Kowald / Ort Ensemble Wuppertal With Evan Parker, Lê Quan Ninh, Carlos Zíngaro1998Album
CIMPhonia 1998 Part 1Joe McPhee - Mark Whitecage - Paul Smoker - David Prentice - Peter Kowald - Dominic Duval - Jay Rosen1998Album
Touch The Earth - Break The ShellsPeter Kowald / Wadada Leo Smith / Günter Sommer1997Compil.
Αφορισμοί - Aphorisms (26 Statements On The Situation)Floros Floridis, Peter Kowald, Günter Sommer1997Album
Used To Be FriendsMario Schiano, Paul Lovens, Peter Kowald, Paul Rutherford, Ernst Reijseger1996Album
NilKatrin Scholl / Daniel Erismann / Lucas Niggli & Fred Frith / Hans Koch / Peter Kowald1995Album
Was Da IstPeter Kowald1995Album
The RemedySebastian Gramss, Claus Wagner, Axel Dörner, Matthias Schubert, Peter Kowald, Tom Cora1994Album
TracksMario Schiano, Joëlle Léandre, Peter Kowald1993Album
When The Sun Is Out You Don't See StarsPeter Kowald · Werner Lüdi · Butch Morris · Sainkho1992Album
Cappuccini KlangGianni Gebbia • Peter Kowald • Günter Sommer1992Album
Duos AmericaPeter Kowald1991Album
Duos: Europa · America · JapanPeter Kowald1991Album
Duos EuropaPeter Kowald1991Album
Duos JapanPeter Kowald1991Album
Duos: Europa · America · JapanPeter Kowald1991Album
PyrichiaFloros Floridis, Peter Kowald, Ilias Papadopoulos1991Album
Human AspectFloros Floridis, Vincent Chancey, Peter Kowald, Louis Moholo1990Album
Benefit ConcertMario Schiano, Peter Kowald, Gianluigi Trovesi, Paul Lovens, Pino Minafra, Radu Malfatti1989Album
Open SecretsPeter Kowald1989Album
Global Village Suite ImprovisedDanny Davis, Takehisa Kosugi, Peter Kowald1988Album
World-Music-MeetingHozan Yamamoto / Charlie Mariano / Juán José Mosalini / Krzesimir Dębski / Alfred Harth / Karl Berger / Peter Kowald / Ken Johnson / Ponda O'Bryan / Trilok Gurtu / Barry Altschul1985Single
If You Want The Kernels You Have To Break The ShellsPeter Kowald / Wadada Leo Smith / Günter Sommer1983Album
Two Making A TrianglePeter Kowald / Maarten Altena1983Album
What Are You Talking About?Tristan Honsinger / Toshinori Kondo / Peter Kowald / Sabu Toyozumi1983Album
ContrastMasahiko Togashi and Lauren Newton and Peter Kowald1983Album
PaintingsPeter Kowald / Barry Guy1982Album
Touch The EarthWadada Leo Smith, Peter Kowald, Günter Sommer1980Album
Die Jungen: Random GeneratorsPeter Kowald / Barre Phillips1979Album
CarpathesMichel Pilz / Peter Kowald / Paul Lovens1976Album
Hot LottaPeter Brötzmann / Juhani Aaltonen / Peter Kowald / Edward Vesala1973Album
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