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United Jazz + Rock Ensemble discography

This is a discography of albums by the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble. UJRE were formed in 1974 originally to take part in a television show. The members of the group were recruited by pianist Wolfgang Dauner. After an initial period on the TV show followed by concerts and recording a fairly stable line-up had formed featuring Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Barbara Thompson, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, and Jon Hiseman. Additional members over the ensuing years included Kenny Wheeler, Johannes Faber, Thorsten Benkenstein, Christof Lauer, Peter O'Mara and Dave King. The group toured for the last time in 2002.

Wolfgang Dauner recruited a "second generation" UJRE in in 2012. Dauner and bassist Dave King were the only members of the earlier group to be part of the second generation group.


United Jazz + Rock Ensemble discography

Live Im Schützenhaus, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1977, Mood Records 22 666

Tracks : Circus Gambet, Hey Day, Steps Of M.C. Escher, South Indian Line, Hypnotic Pignose, The Love That Cannot Speak It's Name, Be-Bop Rock

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Barbara Thompson, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

This was the first release on Mood Records. This album was subsequently included on the double CD Live Im Schutzenhaus / Live In Berlin.

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NDR Jazzworkshop '77, Various Artists, 1977, Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Tracks : Time Out (Buddy Rich Orchestra), 'Round Midnight (Buddy Rich Orchestra), Senator Sam (Buddy Rich Orchestra), India (Philip Catherine Workshop Quartet), Les sept boules de crystal (Philip Catherine Workshop Quartet), Bebop Rock (United Jazz + Rock Ensemble)

Musicians : The musicians on the UJRE track are: Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Barbara Thompson, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

The UJRE track was recorded in Hamburg on September 14, 1977.

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Break Even Point, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1979, Mood Records 23 600

Tracks : Boorcet, Chateau Sentimental, Sparrhämlingslied, Alfred Schmack, Sidewalk, Amber, Song With No Name, One Sin A While

Musicians : Ack van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangelsdorff, Barbara Thompson, Charlie Mariano, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

This album was subsequently included on the double CD release Break Even Point / United Live Opus Sechs.

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Teamwork, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1979, Mood Records 28 604 (?)

Tracks : Gone With The Weed, Stumbling Henry's Divorce March, Sicilian Steal, Pale Smile, Albert's Song, Yin, To An Elfin Princess, Wart G'schwind

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Barbara Thompson, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

This album was subsequently included on the double CD Round Seven / Teamwork.

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Live In Berlin, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1981, Mood Records 28 628

Tracks : Ausgeschlafen, Red Room, Storyboard, Out Of The Long Dark, Freibad Süd, Des'sch Too Much, Simply This, Trans Tanz, Adventures Of Water, South Indian Line

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangelsdorff, Barbara Thompson, Charlie Mariano, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

A double LP of music recorded Live in Berlin in October 1981. This album was subsequently included on the double CD Live Im Schutzenhaus / Live In Berlin.

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United Live Opus Sechs, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1984, Mood Records 28 642

Tracks : Gaberville, Wendekreis Des Steinbocks, Rip Off, Die Wiederkehr, Some Time In Silence, Lady Bountiful

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Johannes Faber, Albert Mangelsdorff, Barbara Thompson, Charlie Mariano, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker KriegelEberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

Recorded live in Stuttgart in June/July 1984. This album was subsequently included on the double CD release Break Even Point / United Live Opus Sechs.

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Round Seven, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1987, Mood Records 28 656

Tracks : Feuerwerxmusik: Suite In 3 Movements: a) Ouvertüre b) Funk c) African Dance, Seriously Deep, Raga Yagapriya, Balance, Voices Behind Locked Doors, Midnight Oil, Raving Raven

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Johannes Faber, Albert Mangelsdorff, Barbara Thompson, Charlie Mariano, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

This album was subsequently included on the double CD Round Seven / Teamwork.

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Na Endlich! / Live In Concert, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1992, Mood Records 6382

Tracks : Don't Follow The "Follow Me" Sign, Capriccio Funky, Ode To Sappho, Ansage Albert Mangelsdorff, Meise Vorm Fenster, Plum Island, Be Bop Scat, Echoes Of Harlem

Musicians : Ack van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangeldsorff, Barbara Thompson, Charlie Mariano, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Dave King, Jon Hiseman

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Die Neunte Von United: Live, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1996, Mood Records 6472

Tracks : Double Bind, The Worm`s Turn, Postcard For F.W. Bernstein, Drachenburg Für R., Lie In Wait, In Memory, Midday Moon, Wounded Love, Elongate

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangelsdorff, Barbara Thompson, Christof Lauer, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Dave King, Jon Hiseman

Recorded live in Mainz in June 1996. This album was subsequently included on the double CD Die Neunte Von United / X.

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X, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1999, Mood Records 6582/b>

Tracks : United Funk, Flying Carpets, A Wahnsinn, Things Past, Tribute, Autumn Bungle, Burn Up, SWR 2, Thompsons´s Tango

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Thorsten Benkenstein, Albert Mangelsdorff, Barbara Thompson, Christof Lauer, Wolfgang Dauner, Peter O'Mara, Dave King, Jon Hiseman

Recorded live in Kaiserslautern in January 1999. This album was subsequently included on the double CD Die Neunte Von United / X.

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United Jazz + Rock Ensemble: Second Generation

United Jazz + Rock Ensemble Second Generation, Wolfgang Dauner's United 2, 2012, Connector Records

Tracks : Ausgeschlafen, Capriccio Funky, Gone With The Weed Feurwerxmusik, Double Bind, South Indian Line, Wendekreis Des Steinbocks, Was Geht Up And Dauner, Ganz Schon Heiss Man

Musicians : Wolfgang Dauner, Claus Stötter, Stephan Zimmermann, Tobias Weidinger, Adrian Mears, Bobby Stern, Klaus Graf, Dave King, Flo Dauner

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United Jazz + Rock Ensemble: compilations and twofers

Zwischenbilanz: Das Beste Aus Den Jahren 1977-1981, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1982, Mood Records 28 637

Tracks : Ausgeschlafen, Storyboard, Gone With The Weed, Circus Gambert, South Indian Line, Be-Bop Rock, Wart G'Schwind

A compilation of tracks originally released on the albums Live im Schützenhaus, Teamwork and Live In Berlin.

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10 Jahre, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1985, Mood Records 28 649

Tracks : Circus Gambit, Hey Day, Steps Of M.C. Escher, South Indian Line, Hypnotic Pignose, The Love That Cannot Speak It's Name, Be-Bop Rock, Gone With The Weed, Stumbling Henry's Divorce March, Sicilian Steal, Pale Smile, Albert's Song, Yin, To An Elfin Princess, Wart G'schwind, Boorcet, Chateau Sentimental, Sparrhärmlingslied, Alfred Schmack, Sidewalk, Amber, Song With No Name, One Sin A While, Ausgeschlafen, Red Room, Storyboard, Out Of The Long Dark, Freibad Süd, Des'sch Too Much, Simply This, Trans Tanz, Adventures Of Water, South Indian Line, Garberville, Wendekreis Des Steinbocks, Rip Off, Die Wiederkehr, Some Time In Silence, Lady Bountiful

A 6 LP box set that combines the albums Live Im Schützenhaus, Teamwork, Break Even Point, Live In Berlin, and United Live Opus Sechs. Also includes a 28 page booklet and autographs of all band members.

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Highlights, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1986, Mood Records 33 602

Tracks : Ausgeschlafen, Story Board, Die Wiederkehr, Circus Gambet, Lady Bountiful, Red Room, Some Time In Silence, Rip Off, Be-Bop Rock

A compilation of tracks from Mood Records albums released between 1977 and 1984.

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Highlights I + Highlights II, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1994, Mood Records 6432

Tracks : CD 1: Ausgeschlafen, Story Board, Die Wiederkehr, Circus Gambet, Lady Bountiful, Red Room, Some Time In Silence, Rip Off, Be-Bop Rock / CD 2: The Love That Cannot Speak It's Name, Freibad Süd, Raving Raven, Seriously Deep, Gone With The Weed, Song With No Name, Duke Ellington Medley

A 2 CD compilation of tracks from Mood Records albums released between 1977 and 1987. CD I was originally released as the single CD Highlights in 1986.

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Plays Albert Mangelsdorff, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 1998, Mood Records 6552

Tracks : Wart G'schwind, Raving Raven, Ansage Albert, Meise Vorm Fenster, Midday Noon, Elongate, Rip Off, Sparrhärmlingslied, Ganz Schön Heiss Man

A compilation of tracks from Mood Records albums recorded between 1977 and 1996.

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Plays Wolfgang Dauner, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 2001, Mood Records 6652

Tracks : Ausgeschlafen, Feuerwerxmusik, Trans Tanz, The Love That Cannot Speak Its Name, Capriccio Funky, Wendekreis Des Steinbocks, Boorcet, Yin, Bebop Scat, 80er Jahre

A compilation of tracks from Mood Records albums recorded between 1977 and 1996.

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Plays Volker Kriegel, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 2002, Mood Records 6692

Tracks : Double Bind, Balance, Chateau Sentimental, Circus Gambet, Freibad Süd, Garberville, Don't Follow The “Follow Me” Sign, Hypnotic Pignose, Postcard For F.W. Bernstein, Stumbling Henry's Divorce March

A compilation of tracks from Mood Records albums released between 1977 and 1996. This albums was subsequently reissued as part of the double CD set Plays Wolfgang Dauner / Plays Volker Kriegel.

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Plays Barbara Thompson, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 2002, Mood Records 6712

Tracks : Die Wiederkehr, Echoes Of Harlem, Sicilian Steal, Ode To Sappho, In Memory, Voices Behind Locked Doors, Thompsons Tango

A compilation of tracks from Mood Records albums recorded between 1977 and 1996.

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Live Im Schützenhaus / Live In Berlin, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 2010, Mood Records 4601 / In-akustik

Tracks : CD 1: Circus Gambet, Hey Day, Steps Of M.C. Escher, South Indian Line, Hypnotic Pignose, The Love That Cannot Speak It's Name, Be-Bop Rock / CD 2: Ausgeschlafen, Red Room, Storyboard, Out Of The Long Dark, Freibad Süd, Des'sch Too Much, Simply This, Trans Tanz, Adventures Of Water, South Indian Line

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler (CD 2 only), Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Barbara Thompson, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

Music originally released on two LPs Live Im Schützenhaus in 1977 and Live In Berlin in 1981.

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Plays Wolfgang Dauner / Plays Volker Kriegel, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 2010, Mood Records 4605 / In-akustik

Tracks : CD 1: Ausgeschlafen, Feuerwerxmusik, Trans Tanz, The Love That Cannot Speak Its Name, Capriccio Funky, Wendekreis Des Steinbocks, Boorcet, Yin, Bebop Scat, 80er Jahre / CD 2: Double Bind, Balance, Chateau Sentimental, Circus Gambet, Freibad Süd, Garberville, Don't Follow The “Follow Me” Sign, Hypnotic Pignose, Postcard For F.W. Bernstein, Stumbling Henry's Divorce March

A 2 CD set that combines two earlier compilations: Plays Wolfgang Dauner (2001) and Plays Volker Kriegel (2002).

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Break Even Point / United Live Opus Sechs, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 2010, Mood Records 4607 / In-akustik

Tracks : CD 1: Boorcet, Chateau Sentimental, Sparrhämlingslied, Alfred Schmack, Sidewalk, Amber, Song With No Name, One Sin A While / CD 2: Gaberville, Wendekreis Des Steinbocks, Rip Off, Die Wiederkehr, Some Time In Silence, Lady Bountiful

Musicians : Ack van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler (CD 1 only), Johannes Faber (CD 2 only), Albert Mangelsdorff, Barbara Thompson, Charlie Mariano, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

Music originally released on two LPs Break Even Point in 1979 and United Live Opus Sechs in 1984.

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Round Seven / Teamwork, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 2010, Mood Records 4608 / In-akustik

Tracks : CD 1: Feuerwerxmusik: Suite In 3 Movements: a) Ouvertüre b) Funk c) African Dance, Seriously Deep, Raga Yagapriya, Balance, Voices Behind Locked Doors, Midnight Oil, Raving Raven / CD 2: Gone With The Weed, Stumbling Henry's Divorce March, Sicilian Steal, Pale Smile, Albert's Song, Yin, To An Elfin Princess, Wart G'schwind

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Johannes Faber (CD 1 only), Albert Mangelsdorff, Barbara Thompson, Charlie Mariano, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, Jon Hiseman

Music originally released on two LPs: Round Seven in 1987 and Teamwork in 1979.

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Die Neunte Von United / X, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, 2010, Mood Records 4611 / In-akustik

Tracks : CD 1: Double Bind, The Worm`s Turn, Postcard For F.W. Bernstein, Drachenburg Für R., Lie In Wait, In Memory, Midday Moon, Wounded Love, Elongate / CD 2: United Funk, Flying Carpets, A Wahnsinn, Things Past, Tribute, Autumn Bungle, Burn Up, SWR 2, Thompsons´s Tango

Musicians : Ack Van Rooyen, Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler (CD 1 only), Thorsten Benkenstein (CD 2 only), Albert Mangelsdorff, Barbara Thompson, Christof Lauer, Wolfgang Dauner, Volker Kriegel (CD 1 only), Peter O'Mara (CD 2 only), Dave King, Jon Hiseman

Music originally released on two albums: Die Neunte Von United in 1996 and X in 1999.

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