Michael Mantler Catalog

1973 (age 30)

Michael Mantler, Samuel Beckett - No Answer  (WATT (G) WATT/2)

Don Cherry, trumpet; Carla Bley, piano, Clavinet, organ; Jack Bruce, voices, bass guitar; Samuel Beckett, words; Michael Mantler, music.
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, February & July, 1973;
Island Studios, London, England, November, 1973
Number Six - Part One
Number Six - Part Two
Number Six - Part Three
Number Six - Part Four
Number Twelve - Part One
Number Twelve - Part Two
Number Twelve - Part Three
Number Twelve - Part Four
** part of WATT (G) WATT 2/5.

1975

Michael Mantler, Edward Gorey - The Hapless Child  (WATT (G) WATT/4)

Carla Bley, piano, Clavinet, string synthesizer; Terje Rypdal, guitar; Steve Swallow, bass guitar; Jack DeJohnette, drums, percussion; Robert Wyatt, vocals; Edward Gorey, words; Albert Caulder, speaker; Alfreda Benge, Nick Mason, additional speaker; Michael Mantler, music.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY;
Manor Mobile, Robert Wyatt's house and Delfina's Farm, England;
Britannia Row, London, England, July, 1975-January, 1976
The Sinking Spell
The Object-Lesson
The Insect God
The Doubtful Guest
The Remembered Visit
The Hapless Child
** also issued on WATT (G) WATT/4 (CD).

Michael Mantler, Carla Bley - 13 & 3/4  (WATT (G) WATT/3)

Greg Bobulinski, Lauren Draper, John Eckert, Leonard Goines, trumpet; Gary Brocks, Michael Gibbs, Rex Shrout, trombone; Earl McIntyre, bass trombone; John Clark, Peter Gordon, Bill Warnick, Greg Williams, French horn; Jack Jeffers, Bob Stewart, tuba; Hal Archer, Patrice Fisher, Paul Moen, Nicholas Pike, flute; Waldemar Bhosys, Kathy Karlsen, Mike Lewis, oboe; Gail Hightower, Ken McIntyre, Karl Hampton Porter, bassoon; Ken Adams, Jim Odgren, Collin Tilton, clarinet; George Barrow, Courtenay Wynter, bass clarinet; Paul Moen, Jim Odgren, Courtenay Wynter, soprano sax; Ken Adams, Don Davis, Buddy Pearson, alto sax; Lou Marini, Richard Peck, Collin Tilton, tenor sax; Hamiet Bluiett, Charles Davis, Ken McIntyre, baritone sax; Lila Baker, Brian Conklin, Noreen Davis, Oskana Lenec, Michael Levine, Betty MacDonald, Laurie Schaller, Alice Stern, violin; Mona Hector, Virginia Izzo, Deena Leff, Drusilla Tesch, Al Visscher, viola; Judy Dolce, Clare Maher, Judith Martin, Hank Roberts, cello; Dave Moore, Helen Newcombe, Bill Rich, Peter Warren, contrabass; Carla Bley, piano; Michael Mantler, conductor, composer.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, August, 1975
13, For Piano And Two Orchestras

Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)  (ECM (G) ECM 1813)

Greg Bobulinski, Lauren Draper, John Eckert, Leonard Goines, trumpet; Gary Brocks, Michael Gibbs, Rex Shrout, trombone; Earl McIntyre, bass trombone; John Clark, Peter Gordon, Bill Warnick, Greg Williams, French horn; Jack Jeffers, Bob Stewart, tuba; Hal Archer, Patrice Fisher, Paul Moen, Nicholas Pike, flute; Waldemar Bhosys, Kathy Karlsen, Mike Lewis, oboe; Gail Hightower, Ken McIntyre, Karl Hampton Porter, bassoon; Ken Adams, Jim Odgren, Collin Tilton, clarinet; George Barrow, Courtenay Wynter, bass clarinet; Paul Moen, Jim Odgren, Courtenay Wynter, soprano sax; Ken Adams, Don Davis, Buddy Pearson, alto sax; Lou Marini, Richard Peck, Collin Tilton, tenor sax; Hamiet Bluiett, Charles Davis, Ken McIntyre, baritone sax; Lila Baker, Brian Conklin, Noreen Davis, Oskana Lenec, Michael Levine, Betty MacDonald, Laurie Schaller, Alice Stern, violin; Mona Hector, Virginia Izzo, Deena Leff, Drusilla Tesch, Al Visscher, viola; Judy Dolce, Clare Maher, Judith Martin, Hank Roberts, cello; Dave Moore, Helen Newcombe, Bill Rich, Peter Warren, contrabass; Carla Bley, piano; Michael Mantler, conductor, composer.: same session.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, August, 1975
13 (Excerpt)
Kevin Coyne as Rumsey, voice; Carla Bley as Ellen, voice, piano, organ; Robert Wyatt as Bates, voice, percussion; Clare Maher, cello; Chris Spedding, guitar; Ron McClure, bass guitar, acoustic bass; Harold Pinter, words; Michael Mantler, music.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, January, 1976;
Manor Mobile, Delfina's Farm, Little Bedwin, Wiltshire, England, February, 1976;
Virgin Mobile, Gong Farm, Whitney, Oxfordshire, England, April, 1976;
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, June, 1976
Sometimes I See People (Excerpt)
Michael Mantler, trumpet, composer; Don Preston, Yamaha DX7, Syntauri alphaSyntauri, KORG POLY-61, KORG POLY-800, KORG DW-6000, LinnDrum; + Carla Bley, third ear.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, March-July, 1985
Alien - Part 1 (Excerpt)
Michael Mantler, trumpet, composer; Rick Fenn, guitar; Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Wyatt, voice; Samuel Beckett, Ernst Meister, Philippe Soupault, words; The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Peter Kragerup, conductor.
West 3 Recording Studios, London, England, Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY & Newbury Sound, Boston, MA, May-December, 1987;
Danish Radio Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 1987
Comrade (Excerpt)
The Balanescu Quartet: Alexander Balanescu, Clare Connors, violin; Bill Hawkes, viola; Jane Fenton, cello; Michael Mantler, trumpet, music; Wolfgang Puschnig, alto flute; Dave Adams, vibes, chimes; Karen Mantler, piano, voice; Rick Fenn, guitar; Jack Bruce, voice; Samuel Beckett, text.
Angel Studios, London, England, June, 1992
Folly Seeing All This (Excerpt)
Mona Larsen, voice; The Chamber Music And Songs Ensemble: Michael Mantler, trumpet; Marianne Sorensen, violin; Gunnar Lychou, Mette Winther, viola; Helle Sorensen, cello; Kim Kristensen, piano, synthesizer; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Ernst Meister, words; Michael Mantler, composer.
Danish Radio Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 11, 1993;
Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, November 13 & 14, 1998
Speechless
The Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt, Peter Rundel, conductor; Michael Mantler, composer.
One Symphony: Part 3 (Excerpt)
Michael Mantler, trumpet, music; Marianne Sorensen, violin; Gunnar Lychou, Mette Winther, viola; Helle Sorensen, cello; Kim Kristensen, piano; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Mona Larsen, voice; Giuseppe Ungaretti, words; + The Danish Radio Big Band: Palle Bolvig, Jan Kohlin, Henrik Bolberg Pedersen, Benny Rosenfeld, Lars Togeby, trumpet, flugelhorn; Steen Hansen, Kjeld Ipsen, Vincent Nilsson, trombone; Giordano Bellincampi, bass trombone; Axel Windfeld, bass trombone, tuba; Jan Zum Vohrde, flute, alto flute, soprano sax; Michael Hove, flute, clarinet, soprano sax; Flemming Madsen, Uffe Markussen, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute; Bob Rockwell, clarinet, soprano sax; Nikolaj Bentzon, synthesizer; Thomas Ovesen, bass; Jonas Johansen, drums; Ethan Weisgard, percussion; Ole Kock Hansen, conductor.
Danish Radio, Studio 3, Copenhagen, Denmark, January, 1994
Solitudine / Lontano / L'Illuminata Rugiada / Proverbi
Jack Bruce as observer, John Greaves as businessman, Susi Hyldgaard as journalist, Per Jorgensen as teacher, Mona Larsen as refugee, Karen Mantler as student, Don Preston as doctor, Robert Wyatt as guest observer, voice; Michael Mantler, trumpet, conductor, music, words; Roger Jannotta, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, oboe; Mette Brandt, Marianne Sorensen, violin; Mette Winther, viola; Helle Sorensen, cello; Tineke Noordhoek, vibes, marimba; Kim Kristensen, piano, synthesizer; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Don Preston, synthesizer drums; Samuel Beckett, words; The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra Strings, Giordano Bellincampi, conductor.
Danmarks Radio Studios, Copenhagen, Danmark;
Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire, England, August-December, 1996
Love Ends (Excerpt)

1976

Michael Mantler, Harold Pinter - Silence  (WATT (G) WATT/5)

Kevin Coyne as Rumsey, voice; Carla Bley as Ellen, voice, piano, organ; Robert Wyatt as Bates, voice, percussion; Clare Maher, cello; Chris Spedding, guitar; Ron McClure, bass guitar, acoustic bass; Harold Pinter, words; Michael Mantler, music.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, January, 1976;
Manor Mobile, Delfina's Farm, Little Bedwin, Wiltshire, England, February, 1976;
Virgin Mobile, Gong Farm, Whitney, Oxfordshire, England, April, 1976;
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, June, 1976
I Walk With My Girl
I Watch The Clouds
It Is Curiously Hot
When I Run
Sometimes I See People
Around Me Sits The Night
She Was Looking Down
For Instance
A Long Way
After My Work Each Day
On Good Evenings
** part of WATT (G) WATT 2/5.

1977

Michael Mantler - Movies  (WATT (G) WATT/7)

Michael Mantler, trumpet, music; Carla Bley, piano, synthesizer, tenor sax; Larry Coryell, guitar; Steve Swallow, bass guitar; Tony Williams, drums.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, March, 1977
Movie One
Movie Two
Movie Three
Movie Four
Movie Five
Movie Six
Movie Seven
Movie Eight
** part of WATT (G) WATT 7/10.

1979

Michael Mantler - More Movies  (WATT (G) WATT/10)

Michael Mantler, trumpet, music; Gary Windo, tenor sax; Carla Bley, piano, organ; Philip Catherine, guitar; Steve Swallow, bass guitar; D. Sharpe, drums.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, August, 1979-March, 1980
Movie Nine
The Sinking Spell
Movie Eleven
Will We Meet Tonight?
Movie Thirteen
The Doubtful Guest
Movie Fifteen
Movie Fourteen
Movie Ten
Movie Twelve
** part of WATT (G) WATT 7/10.

1982

Michael Mantler - Something There  (WATT (G) WATT/13)

Michael Mantler, trumpet, composer; Carla Bley, piano; Mike Stern, guitar; Steve Swallow, bass; Nick Mason, drums; and the strings of The London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Gibbs, arranger, conductor.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, February-June, 1982;
Britannia Row, London, England, June & July, 1982
Twenty
Twenty-One
Nineteen
Seventeen
Eighteen
Something There
** also issued on WATT (G) WATT/13 (CD).

1985 (age 42)

Michael Mantler With Don Preston - Alien  (WATT (G) WATT/15)

Michael Mantler, trumpet, composer; Don Preston, Yamaha DX7, Syntauri alphaSyntauri, KORG POLY-61, KORG POLY-800, KORG DW-6000, LinnDrum; + Carla Bley, third ear.
Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY, March-July, 1985
Alien - Part 1
Alien - Part 2
Alien - Part 3
Alien - Part 4
** also issued on WATT (G) WATT/15 (CD).

1987

Michael Mantler - Live  (WATT (G) WATT/18)

Michael Mantler, trumpet, composer; with Don Preston, synthesizer; Rick Fenn, guitar; John Greaves, bass, piano; Nick Mason, drums; Jack Bruce, vocals; Samuel Beckett, Edward Gorey, Harold Pinter, words.
1st International Art Rock Festival, "Kongresshalle", Frankfurt/Main, West Germany, February 8, 1987
Preview / No Answer
Slow Orchestra Piece #3 (Prisonniers)
For Instance
Slow Orchestra Piece #8 (A L'Abattoir)
When I Run
The Remembered Visit
Slow Orchestra Piece #6
The Hapless Child
The Doubtful Guest
** also issued on WATT (G) WATT/18 (CD).

Michael Mantler - Many Have No Speech -- Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Wyatt  (WATT (G) WATT/19)

Michael Mantler, trumpet, composer; Rick Fenn, guitar; Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Wyatt, voice; Samuel Beckett, Ernst Meister, Philippe Soupault, words; The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Peter Kragerup, conductor.
West 3 Recording Studios, London, England, Grog Kill Studio, Willow, NY & Newbury Sound, Boston, MA, May-December, 1987;
Danish Radio Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 1987
Introduction
Just As Someone
Ce Qu'a De Pis
Alles Scheint Rand
Imagine
In The End
Viell Aller
Rien Nul
Tant De Temps
En Face
Chaque Jour
PSS
En Cadence
Something There
Comrade
Den Atem Ausgetauscht
A L'Abattoir
And What
D'ou La Voix
Fous Qui Disiesz
Merk, Jetzt
Son Ombre
Reve
Life Connects
Prisonniers
Silence
Viele Haben Keine Sprache
** also issued on WATT (G) WATT/19 (CD).

1992

Michael Mantler - Folly Seeing All This  (ECM (G) ECM 1485)

The Balanescu Quartet: Alexander Balanescu, Clare Connors, violin; Bill Hawkes, viola; Jane Fenton, cello; Michael Mantler, trumpet, music; Wolfgang Puschnig, alto flute; Dave Adams, vibes, chimes; Karen Mantler, piano, voice; Rick Fenn, guitar; Jack Bruce, voice; Samuel Beckett, text.
Angel Studios, London, England, June, 1992
Folly Seeing All This
News
What Is The Word

1993 (age 50)

Michael Mantler - Songs And One Symphony  (ECM (G) ECM 1721)

Mona Larsen, voice; The Chamber Music And Songs Ensemble: Michael Mantler, trumpet; Marianne Sorensen, violin; Gunnar Lychou, Mette Winther, viola; Helle Sorensen, cello; Kim Kristensen, piano, synthesizer; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Ernst Meister, words; Michael Mantler, composer.
Danish Radio Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 11, 1993;
Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, November 13 & 14, 1998
Songs: Opening / So Far / For Ever / Interlude / Nothing More / Darker Than The Light
Songs: How Long Are Our Nights
Songs: Mark, Nothing Appears / Everything Seems / The Breath Exchanged / Speechless
The Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt, Peter Rundel, conductor; Michael Mantler, composer.
One Symphony: Part 1
One Symphony: Part 2
One Symphony: Part 3
One Symphony: Part 4

1994

Michael Mantler - Cerco Un Paese Innocente  (ECM (G) ECM 1556)

Michael Mantler, trumpet, music; Marianne Sorensen, violin; Gunnar Lychou, Mette Winther, viola; Helle Sorensen, cello; Kim Kristensen, piano; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Mona Larsen, voice; Giuseppe Ungaretti, words; + The Danish Radio Big Band: Palle Bolvig, Jan Kohlin, Henrik Bolberg Pedersen, Benny Rosenfeld, Lars Togeby, trumpet, flugelhorn; Steen Hansen, Kjeld Ipsen, Vincent Nilsson, trombone; Giordano Bellincampi, bass trombone; Axel Windfeld, bass trombone, tuba; Jan Zum Vohrde, flute, alto flute, soprano sax; Michael Hove, flute, clarinet, soprano sax; Flemming Madsen, Uffe Markussen, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute; Bob Rockwell, clarinet, soprano sax; Nikolaj Bentzon, synthesizer; Thomas Ovesen, bass; Jonas Johansen, drums; Ethan Weisgard, percussion; Ole Kock Hansen, conductor.
Danish Radio, Studio 3, Copenhagen, Denmark, January, 1994
Part 1: Introduzione
Part 1: Girovago
Part 1: Intermezzo 1
Part 1: Eterno / Stasera
Part 1: Intermezzo 2
Part 2: Perche?
Part 2: Sempre Notte
Part 2: Inizio (1): Solitudine / Lontano
Part 2: Inizio (2): L'Illuminata Rugiada / Proverbi (Uno)
Part 2: Intermezzo 3
Part 2: Destino / Rilucere Inveduto / Un'Altra Notte
Part 3: Se Una Tua Mano
Part 3: Intermezzo 4
Part 3: Vanita
Part 3: Quando Un Giorno / Le Ansie
Part 4: E Senza Fiato
Part 4: Intermezzo 5
Part 4: No Gridate Piu
Part 4: Tutto Ho Perduto

1996

Michael Mantler - The School Of Understanding  (ECM (G) ECM 1648/49)

Jack Bruce as observer, John Greaves as businessman, Susi Hyldgaard as journalist, Per Jorgensen as teacher, Mona Larsen as refugee, Karen Mantler as student, Don Preston as doctor, Robert Wyatt as guest observer, voice; Michael Mantler, trumpet, conductor, music, words; Roger Jannotta, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, oboe; Mette Brandt, Marianne Sorensen, violin; Mette Winther, viola; Helle Sorensen, cello; Tineke Noordhoek, vibes, marimba; Kim Kristensen, piano, synthesizer; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Don Preston, synthesizer drums; Samuel Beckett, words; The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra Strings, Giordano Bellincampi, conductor.
Danmarks Radio Studios, Copenhagen, Danmark;
Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire, England, August-December, 1996
Prelude
Introductions
First Lesson
News
Love Begins
War
Pause
Understanding
same session.
Health And Poverty
Love Continues
Platitudes
Intolerance
Love Ends
What's Left To Say
What Is The Word (By Samuel Beckett)

2000

Michael Mantler - Hide And Seek  (ECM (G) ECM 1738)

Michael Mantler, trumpet, electronic percussion programs, music; Vincent Nilsson, trombone; Martin Cholewa, French horn; Roger Jannotta, flute, oboe, clarinet; Marianne Sorensen, violin; Mette Winther, viola; Helle Sorensen, cello; Tineke Noordhoek, vibes, marimba; Per Salo, piano; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Robert Wyatt, voice; Susi Hyldgaard, voice, accordion; Paul Auster, text.
Danish Radio Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, February-September, 2000;
Gallery Studios, London, England, April, 2000
Unsaid (1)
What Did You Say?
Unsaid (2)
It's All Just Words
If You Have Nothing To Say
Unsaid (3)
What Do You See?
Absoloutely Nothing
Unsaid (4)
What Can We Do?
Unsaid (5)
It All Has To End Sometime
Unsaid (6)
I Don't Deny It
I'm Glad You're Glad
Do You Think We'll Ever Find It?
It Makes No Difference To Me

2007 (age 64)

Michael Mantler - Concertos  (ECM (G) ECM 2054)

Michael Mantler, trumpet, composer; Roswell Rudd, trombone; Bob Rockwell, tenor sax; Pedro Carneiro, marimba, vibes; Majella Stockhausen, piano; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Nick Mason, percussion; with Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin: Naama Golan, trumpet; Daniel Ploeger, trombone; Robin Hayward, tuba; Rebecca Lenton, flute; Antje Thierbach, oboe; Winfried Rager, clarinet, bass clarinet; Theo Nabicht, bass clarinet; Daniella Strasfogel, Ekkehard Windrich, violin; Kirstin Maria Pientka, viola; Ringela Riemke, cello; Arnulf Ballhorn, contrabass; Roland Kluttig, conductor.
rbb Radio Studio 2, Berlin, Germany, November, 2007;
Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, France, January, 2008;
Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, NJ, February, 2008
Trumpet
Guitar
Saxophone
MarimbaVibe
Trombone
Piano
Percussion

2010

Michael Mantler - For Two -- Bjarne Roupe, Per Salo  (ECM (G) ECM 2139)

Per Salo, piano; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Michael Mantler, composer.
Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, France, June, 2010;
Bjarne Roupe's home, Copenhagen, Denmark, August, 2010
Duet One
Duet Two
Duet Three
Duet Four
Duet Five
Duet Six
Duet Seven
Duet Eight
Duet Nine
Duet Ten
Duet Eleven
Duet Twelve
Duet Thirteen
Duet Fourteen
Duet Fifteen
Duet Sixteen
Duet Seventeen
Duet Eighteen

2013 (age 70)

Michael Mantler - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Update  (ECM (G) ECM 2391)

Michael Mantler, trumpet; featuring Wolfgang Puschnig, alto sax, flute; Harry Sokal, tenor, soprano sax; David Helbock, piano; Bjarne Roupe, guitar; Nouvelle Cuisine Big Band: Martin Ohrwalder, Aneel Soomary, trumpet; Peter Nickel, trombone; Florian Heigl, bass trombone; Hans Peter Manser, Christoph Walder, French horn; Alexander Rindberger, tuba; Manfred Balasch, soprano sax, flute; Clemens Salesny, soprano sax, clarinet; Fabian Rucker, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Chris Kronreif, tenor sax, flute; Florian Fennes, baritone sax; Peter Herbert, Tibor Kovesdi, Manuel Mayr, double bass; Lukas Knofler, drums; Christoph Cech, conductor; radio.string.quartet.vienna: Igmar Jenner, Bernie Mallinger, violin; Cynthia Liao, viola; Asja Valcic, cello; Michael Mantler, composer.
"Porgy & Bess", Vienna, Austria, August 30 & 31 & September 1, 2013
Update One
Update Eight
Update Nine
Update Eleven
Update Five
Update Six
Update Ten
Update Twelve Part 1
Update Twelve Part 2
Update Twelve Part 3

2016

Michael Mantler - Comment C'est -- Himiko Paganotti, Max Brand Ensemble  (ECM (G) ECM 2537)

Michael Mantler, trumpet; David Helbock, piano; Himiko Paganotti, voice; Max Brand Ensemble: Balduin Wetter, French horn; Tobias Ennemoser, tuba; Annegret Bauerle, flute; Peter Tavernaro, oboe; Gregor Narnhofer, clarinet; Eberhard Reiter, bass clarinet; Simon Frick, Joanna Lewis, violin; Simon Schellnegger, viola; Arne Kircher, cello; Tibor Kovesdi, bass; Sun Yi, vibes, marimba; Christoph Cech, conductor; Richard Graf, artistic director; Michael Mantler, music, words.
Porgy & Bess Studio, Vienna, Austria, April, 2016;
Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, France, June-July, 2016
Aujourd'hui
Intolerance
Guerre
Commerce
Hiver
Sans Fin
Folie
Pourquoi
Apres
Que Dire De Plus