By 1971, when he released his second offering as a leader, guitarist Volker Kriegel was already established on Germany's jazz-rock scene as a monster player, courtesy of his membership in the Dave Pike Set. Before joining that band, Kriegel had been known as a formidable jazz talent since his teenage years with vibraphonists Fritz Hartschuh and Claudio Szenkar. Spectrum was issued by MPS, the visionary label that issued groundbreaking recordings by everyone from Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander to George Duke and Peter Herbolzheimer.
Guitar, Sitar, Producer, Composed By – Volker Kriegel. Liner Notes – Manfred Miller. Spectrum (LP, Album, RP). MPS Records, BASF. 21 20874-5, 0654 806.
Spectrum Volker Kriegel. This album has an average beat per minute of 105 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 56/154 BPM).
Volker Kriegel's follow-up to "Spectrum" is a double album and a much more dynamic affair and more to my liking. Kriegel was responsible for the cover illustration and design of this album; in addition to being a talented musician and producer, he also wrote and illustrated children's books. Another of his claims to fame was that he co- founded the United Rock and Jazz Ensemble with, among others, Jon Hiseman. Another founder of this ensemble, bass player Eberhardt Weber, joins Kriegel on Mild Maniac. The other musicians are Rainer Bruninghaus (keys), Joe Nay (drums) and Swiss percussionist Peter Giger.
Is Spectrum the best album by Volker Kriegel? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Spectrum by Volker Kriegel (1971) Overall rank: 47,912th. Accolades: Top albums of 1971 (501st). Top albums of the 1970s (5,003rd). Best albums of all time (47,912th).
Musicians: Volker Kriegel: Guitar, Sitar John Taylor: Hohner Electra Piano Peter Trunk: Bass, Electric Bass, Cello Peter Baumeister: Drums, Percussion Cees See: Percussion. Easily one of Kriegel's best albums, Spectrum was remarkably cut in just two days at MPS Studios in 1971 – with a group that includes Peter Baumeister on drums, Cees See on bongos and percussion, Peter Trunk on bass and cello, and John Taylor on Hohner electric piano.
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