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Wolfgang Dauner was a German jazz fusion pianist who worked in the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and with Hans Koller, Albert Mangelsdorff, Volker Kriegel and Ack van Rooyen. He was the father of German drummer Florian Dauner, a member of the German hip-hop group Die Fantastischen Vier.

Dauner attended the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, where he concentrated on composition, piano, and trumpet. In the 1960s he belonged to a sextet led by Joki Freund. As the leader of his trio, he recorded for the first time in 1964, an early session in the history of European free jazz. In 1969, he was leader and composer for Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart. A year later he started the jazz rock band Et Cetera. With Hans Koller he started Free Sound & Super Brass Big Band. In 1975 he was a founding member of the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble. He worked as a composer in radio, film, and television.

  • 1965 Dream Talk
  • 1967 Free Action (MPS)
  • 1969 Für (Calig)
  • 1969 Requiem for Che Guevara/Psalmus Spei (MPS)
  • 1969 The Oimels (MPS)
  • 1970 Output (ECM)
  • 1970 Music Zounds (MPS)
  • 1971 Et Cetera
  • 1972 Knirsh with Larry Coryell (HGBS)
  • 1974 Kunstkopfindianer (MPS)
  • 1983 Solo Piano (Mood)
  • 1992 Changes (Mood)
  • 1992 Pas De Trois with Charlie Mariano, Dino Saluzzi (Mood)
  • 1992 Meditation on a Landscape: Tagore (Mood)
  • 1994 Solo Piano 2 (Mood)
  • 2010 Tribute to the Past (HGBS)
  • 2010 Hut Ab/Two Is Company (In-Akustik)
  • 2013 Dauner/Dauner with Flo Dauner (Connector)
  • 2017 Elektronische Mythen with Flo Dauner (Connector).



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