Personalities | Albert Mangelsdorff | Seventies | Jazz & Blues

(Trombone, 1928–2005)

Although he played violin and guitar, Frankfurt native Albert Mangelsdorff did not take up the trombone until the age of 20. However, despite this relatively late start, he became a pioneer of multiphonics on the horn and a leader of the European avant-garde. Recordings with pianist John Lewis and sitarist Ravi Shankar in the 1960s helped to make his name, but it was as a member of the Globe Unity Orchestra, beginning in 1967, that he was perhaps best known.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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