Michael Mantler Discography

1973 (age 30)

Michael Mantler -- Samuel Beckett

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 OneWATT (G) WATT/2
Number Six - Part Two-
Number Six - Part Three-
Number Six - Part FourWATT (G) WATT/2; ECM (G) ECM 1813
Number Twelve - Part OneWATT (G) WATT/2
Number Twelve - Part Two-
Number Twelve - Part Three-
Number Twelve - Part Four-

* WATT (G) WATT/2   Michael Mantler, Samuel Beckett - No Answer
= WATT (G) WATT 2/5   Michael Mantler - No Answer / Silence
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1975

Michael Mantler -- Edward Gorey

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 SpellWATT (G) WATT/4
The Object-Lesson-
The Insect God-
The Doubtful Guest-
The Remembered Visit-
The Hapless Child-

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

Michael Mantler Orchestra

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 OrchestrasWATT (G) WATT/3
13 (Excerpt)ECM (G) ECM 1813

* WATT (G) WATT/3   Michael Mantler, Carla Bley - 13 & 3/4
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1976

Michael Mantler -- Harold Pinter

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 GirlWATT (G) WATT/5
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-
Sometimes I See People (Excerpt)ECM (G) ECM 1813

* WATT (G) WATT/5   Michael Mantler, Harold Pinter - Silence
= WATT (G) WATT 2/5   Michael Mantler - No Answer / Silence
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1977

Michael Mantler Quintet

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 OneWATT (G) WATT/7
Movie TwoWATT (G) WATT/7; ECM (G) ECM 1813
Movie ThreeWATT (G) WATT/7
Movie Four-
Movie Five-
Movie Six-
Movie Seven-
Movie Eight-

* WATT (G) WATT/7   Michael Mantler - Movies
= WATT (G) WATT 7/10   Michael Mantler - Movies / More Movies
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1979

Michael Mantler Sextet

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 NineWATT (G) WATT/10
The Sinking SpellWATT (G) WATT/10; ECM (G) ECM 1813
Movie ElevenWATT (G) WATT/10
Will We Meet Tonight?-
Movie Thirteen-
The Doubtful Guest-
Movie Fifteen-
Movie Fourteen-
Movie Ten-
Movie Twelve-

* WATT (G) WATT/10   Michael Mantler - More Movies
= WATT (G) WATT 7/10   Michael Mantler - Movies / More Movies
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1982

Michael Mantler Quintet And The Strings

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

TwentyWATT (G) WATT/13; ECM (G) ECM 1813
Twenty-OneWATT (G) WATT/13
Nineteen-
Seventeen-
Eighteen-
Something There-

* WATT (G) WATT/13, WATT/13 (CD)   Michael Mantler - Something There
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1985 (age 42)

Michael Mantler With Don Preston

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 1WATT (G) WATT/15
Alien - Part 2-
Alien - Part 3-
Alien - Part 4-
Alien - Part 1 (Excerpt)ECM (G) ECM 1813

* WATT (G) WATT/15, WATT/15 (CD)   Michael Mantler With Don Preston - Alien
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1987

Michael Mantler With Jack Bruce, Rick Fenn, Don Preston, John Greaves, Nick Mason

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 AnswerWATT (G) WATT/18
Slow Orchestra Piece #3 (Prisonniers)-
For Instance-
Slow Orchestra Piece #8 (A L'Abattoir)-
When I RunWATT (G) WATT/18; ECM (G) ECM 1813
The Remembered VisitWATT (G) WATT/18
Slow Orchestra Piece #6-
The Hapless Child-
The Doubtful Guest-

* WATT (G) WATT/18, WATT/18 (CD)   Michael Mantler - Live
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

Michael Mantler -- Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Wyatt

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

IntroductionWATT (G) WATT/19
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-
PSSWATT (G) WATT/19; ECM (G) ECM 1813
En CadenceWATT (G) WATT/19
Something There-
Comrade-
Den Atem Ausgetauscht-
A L'AbattoirWATT (G) WATT/19; ECM (G) ECM 1813
And WhatWATT (G) WATT/19
D'ou La Voix-
Fous Qui Disiesz-
Merk, Jetzt-
Son Ombre-
Reve-
Life Connects-
Prisonniers-
Silence-
Viele Haben Keine Sprache-
Comrade (Excerpt)ECM (G) ECM 1813

* WATT (G) WATT/19, WATT/19 (CD)   Michael Mantler - Many Have No Speech -- Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Wyatt
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1992

Michael Mantler -- Samuel Beckett

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 ThisECM (G) ECM 1485
News-
What Is The Word-
Folly Seeing All This (Excerpt)ECM (G) ECM 1813

* ECM (G) ECM 1485   Michael Mantler - Folly Seeing All This
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1993 (age 50)

Michael Mantler -- Mona Larsen And The Chamber Music And Songs Ensemble, The Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt

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 LightECM (G) ECM 1721
Songs: How Long Are Our Nights-
Songs: Mark, Nothing Appears / Everything Seems / The Breath Exchanged / Speechless-
SpeechlessECM (G) ECM 1813

The Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt, Peter Rundel, conductor; Michael Mantler, composer.

One Symphony: Part 1ECM (G) ECM 1721
One Symphony: Part 2-
One Symphony: Part 3-
One Symphony: Part 4-
One Symphony: Part 3 (Excerpt)ECM (G) ECM 1813

* ECM (G) ECM 1721   Michael Mantler - Songs And One Symphony
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1994

Michael Mantler -- Giuseppe Ungaretti

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: IntroduzioneECM (G) ECM 1556
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-
Solitudine / Lontano / L'Illuminata Rugiada / ProverbiECM (G) ECM 1813

* ECM (G) ECM 1556   Michael Mantler - Cerco Un Paese Innocente
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

1996

Michael Mantler -- Samuel Beckett

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

PreludeECM (G) ECM 1648/49
IntroductionsECM (G) ECM 1648/49, ECM 1813
First LessonECM (G) ECM 1648/49
News-
Love Begins-
War-
Pause-
UnderstandingECM (G) ECM 1648/49, ECM 1813

same session.

Health And PovertyECM (G) ECM 1648/49
Love Continues-
Platitudes-
Intolerance-
Love Ends-
What's Left To Say-
What Is The Word (By Samuel Beckett)-
Love Ends (Excerpt)ECM (G) ECM 1813

* ECM (G) ECM 1648/49   Michael Mantler - The School Of Understanding
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

2000

Michael Mantler -- Paul Auster

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)ECM (G) ECM 1738
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)ECM (G) ECM 1738, ECM 1813
I Don't Deny ItECM (G) ECM 1738
I'm Glad You're GladECM (G) ECM 1738, ECM 1813
Do You Think We'll Ever Find It?ECM (G) ECM 1738
It Makes No Difference To MeECM (G) ECM 1738, ECM 1813

* ECM (G) ECM 1738   Michael Mantler - Hide And Seek
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

2007 (age 64)

Michael Mantler/The Jazz Composer's Orchestra...

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

TrumpetECM (G) ECM 2054
Guitar-
Saxophone-
MarimbaVibe-
Trombone-
Piano-
Percussion-

* ECM (G) ECM 2054   Michael Mantler - Concertos

2010

Michael Mantler -- Bjarne Roupe, Per Salo

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 OneECM (G) ECM 2139
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-

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

2013 (age 70)

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Update

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 OneECM (G) ECM 2391
Update Eight-
Update Nine-
Update Eleven-
Update Five-
Update Six-
Update Ten-
Update Twelve Part 1-
Update Twelve Part 2-
Update Twelve Part 3-

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

2016

Michael Mantler -- Himiko Paganotti, Max Brand Ensemble

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'huiECM (G) ECM 2537
Intolerance-
Guerre-
Commerce-
Hiver-
Sans Fin-
Folie-
Pourquoi-
Apres-
Que Dire De Plus-

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