Volker Kriegel Spectrum

Volker Kriegel - Inside: Missing Link (1972/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Volker Kriegel - Inside: Missing Link (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 82:59 minutes | 1,65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Volker Kriegel was a German jazz guitarist and composer born in Darmstadt, Germany, perhaps most noteworthy for his contributions to the European jazz rock genre…
Volker Kriegel - Lift! (1973/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Volker Kriegel - Lift! (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:33 minutes | 925 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Volker Kriegel with Mild Maniac Orchestra - Octember Variations (1977/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Volker Kriegel with Mild Maniac Orchestra - Octember Variations (1977/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 35:37 minutes | 690 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This first album of Volker Kriegel’s Mild Maniac Orchestra, one of Europe’s most influential and successful fusion groups. Keyboardist Thomas Bettermann would go on to record 8 albums with Kiegel, and bassist Hans Peter Ströer and Dutch drummer Evert Fraterman would continue to work with Kriegel for close to a decade.
Dave Pike Set - Four Reasons (1969/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Dave Pike Set - Four Reasons (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 38:24 minutes | 768 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Four Reasons is the american vibraphonist Dave Pike's second LP for the legendary MPS label after moving to Germany. Dave Pike Set includes the wonder boy Volker Kriegel on electric guitar and sitar, and together with Pike he made one of the absolute grooviest and best psychedelic soul-jazz records of all time. This is groovy!

VA - Psychedelic Jazz (2008)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 8, 2017
VA - Psychedelic Jazz (2008)

VA - Psychedelic Jazz (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 509 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Universal Music Group | Catalog Number: 06007 5307428

The Best Mindblowing Spaced-Out Jazz Grooves.
The Dave Pike Set - Live at the Philharmonie (1969) Remastered Reissue 2008

The Dave Pike Set - Live at the Philharmonie (1969) Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Modal, Fusion | Label: MPS/Promising Music | # SPV 441012 CD | Time: 00:31:37

Live at the Philharmonie was the Dave Pike Set's third record for MPS in the year 1969 alone; Noisy Silence-Gentle Noise (MPS 15215) and the stellar Four Reasons (MPS 15253) preceded it. One of the most interesting ideas about this amazing set of music concerns the notorious circumstances under which it was recorded, at the 1969 Berlin Jazz Days festival. The reason for this is the year itself: Miles Davis and his group had brought their fiery brand of electricity to jazz and its reverberations were being heard the world over. At the same time, prog rock and Krautrock were making their heads (considered ugly by jazz purists) known in the guises of Can, Neu!, Amon Düül, and Faust. Add to this Charlie Mariano's great band, the new hip embracing of rock culture by the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination & Brass, and any number of other groups, and Berlin was in a state of tension. The wild thing is, everybody agreed on Pike's group – it was the bridge between the jazz tradition, what was transpiring, and what was to come.

Curt Cress Clan - CCC (1975) [Reissue & Remastered 2010]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 24, 2014
Curt Cress Clan - CCC (1975) [Reissue & Remastered 2010]

Curt Cress Clan - CCC (1975) [Reissue & Remastered 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 278 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 121 Mb | Scans | 68 Mb | Time: 37:31
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Funk | Label: Sireena Records | Cat.№: SIR2073

Along with Udo Lindenberg, Mani Neumeier, Harald Grosskopf and Carsten Bohn, Curt Cress belongs to the most famous group of German drummers. He started his recording career at the age of 17 in the progressive rock group Orange Peel. Later he worked mainly with jazz-rock in groups like Passport, Atlantis and Emergency. After four successful years, he left Doldinger's Passport in 1977 to form Snowball. In between, he had recorded this, his first solo album Curt Cress Clan with Volker Kriegel (guitar), Kristian Schultze (keyboards), Dave King (bass) and Ack van Rooyen (fluegelhorn).

The New Dave Pike Set - Salomao (1972)  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 2, 2013
The New Dave Pike Set - Salomao (1972)

The New Dave Pike Set - Salomao (1972)
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Fusion

One of the most unusual records ever made by vibist Dave Pike – a unique hybrid of Brazilian rhythms and jazz fusion – all carried off with sounds that are incredibly earthy overall! The record's quite different than any of Pike's previous projects for the MPS label – still done with a version of the Dave Pike Set that includes Volker Kriegel on guitar and Eberhard Weber on bass – but recorded in Bahia with help from Grupo Baiafro – a percussion heavy combo led by the great Djalma Correa! Tunes are long and laidback – building up with an energy level that's very organic, and almost improvisational. Pike's vibes still sparkle brightly, but with a nice change in tone – and titles include the extended suite "5 Ritmos Do Bahia", plus "Salomao", "Berimbass", and "An Evening With Vincent Van Ritz".

Various Artists - Psychedelic Jazz : 16 Smoking Tunes (2008)  Music

Posted by pr0gger at March 3, 2010
Various Artists - Psychedelic Jazz : 16 Smoking Tunes (2008)

Various Artists - Psychedelic Jazz: 16 Smoking Tunes (2008)
compilation of tracks from 1966-1971
EAC | FLAC tracks +CUE +LOG +600 dpi Full Scans = 472 Mb | RAR 3% | RS
Genre: Jazz | Label: Verve Records | Catalog Number: 06007 5307428
Various Artists - Psychedelic Jazz : 16 Smoking Tunes (2008)

Dusty Groove America:
Psychedelic Jazz galore – a wonderful look at the hip blend of funky grooves and tripped-out production that emerged at the end of the 60s! The sounds here are every bit as amazing now as they were a few decades back – a genre-busting blend of electric instrumentation, chunky rhythms, and weird techniques – all mixing up elements from soul, funk, rock, Latin, and other sources into a really unique sort of groove! The work here is both from the US and overseas – pulled from Universal-owned labels like MPS, Chess, and Philips – and the package does a great job of mixing key examples of the genre with some other under-reissued gems…

Various Artists - Stop My Brain (1968-1972)  Music

Posted by berzsian at Feb. 12, 2009
Various Artists - Stop My Brain (1968-1972)

Various Artists - Stop My Brain (1968-1972)
Jazz | MP3 | 192 kbps | 81 MB | 42:46 | MPS

A great MPS compilation from the early 70's, featuring a bunch of tracks from hard to find MPS albums like The Oimels by Wolfgang Dauner, Dear Prof. Leary by Barney Wilen, Album by Dave Pike, The Missing Link by Volker Kriegel, the Fiddler On the Rock by Don Sugarcane Harris and the Inner Source by George Duke.