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The Reform Art Unit

Band, *1965 AT, Vienna

Founded in December 1965 by Fritz Novotny, his wife Kristin, Sepp Mitterbauer and Muhammad Malli, this pioneering Vienna based improvistional jazz collective saw the contribution of more than 200 musicians over 4 1/2 decades, many of them giants of free & avant-garde jazz like Carla Bley, Don Cherry, Sunny Murray or Michael Mantler, some of them rock session musicians like Peter Wolf (3) or Paul Fields. Over the long timespan, elements of chamber music and Eastern European folklore were also incorporated. The Reform Art Unit is also associated with the Viennese School For Free Improvisation.

PortraitFranz Koglmann
fh, tr *1947 AT
PortraitMuhammad Malli
ss, perc 1940-2012 AT
PortraitGünther Rabl
cb, perc *1953 AT
PortraitGiselher Smekal
p *1945 AT
PortraitFritz Novotny
fl *1940 AT
PortraitPaul Fields
vn *1943 AT
Karl Wilhelm Krbavac
gam, vl AT
PortraitSepp Mitterbauer
PortraitHeinz Jäger
b *1955 AT
PortraitPeter Wolf
key *1952 US
Joseph Traindl
tb 1947-2008 AT

Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Glass House SuiteThe Reform Art Unit Featuring Yuko Gulda2019Album
Grimm's Fairy TalesThe Reform Art Unit2014Album
The Garden - Suite For Drago PrelogThe Reform Art Unit2011Album
For John Coltrane And Pablo PicassoThe Reform Art Unit1996Album
IlluminationSunny Murray & The Reform Art Unit1995Album
Subway PerformanceThe Reform Art Unit Featuring Sunny Murray1994Album
55 Steps ...The Reform Art Unit1993Album
Future Here And NowThe Reform Art Unit1991Album
Live At The GymnasiumThe Reform Art Unit1989Album
The Reform Art Unit With Alaeddin AdlernestThe Reform Art Unit With Alaeddin Adlernest1977Album
Reform Art UnitThe Reform Art Unit1976Album
Vienna Jazz AvantgardeMasters Of Unorthodox Jazz / The Reform Art Unit1971Album
DarjeelingThe Reform Art Unit Featuring The Sitar Of Ram Chandra1970Album
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