Personalities | Albert Mangelsdorff | Seventies | Jazz & Blues
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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