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Herbolzheimer, Peter

Wolfram Knauer

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Bucharest, Dec 31, 1935; d Köln, March 27, 2010). German bandleader, trombonist, composer, and arranger of Romanian birth . After living for two years in Germany he moved in 1953 to Detroit, where he played guitar in clubs; he returned to Germany in 1957, took up trombone, and for one year attended the conservatory in Nuremberg. In the 1960s he played in the dance orchestra of Nuremberg radio under Josef Nissen, and in 1968 he joined the pit orchestra at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, of which Hans Koller was the music director. In the late 1960s he was a member of Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart. In 1969 he formed a big band, Rhythm Combination and Brass, which included leading musicians from European radio orchestras and for which he wrote most of the arrangements; among those who were at various times associated with the band were Dusko Goykovich, Herb Geller, Art Farmer, Palle Mikkelborg, Ack van Rooyen, Karl Drewo, Bo Stief, Ferdinand Povel, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Alex Riel, and Allan Botschinsky. In the late 1970s the band toured with such guest soloists as Stan Getz, Nat Adderley, Gerry Mulligan, Toots Thielemans, Clark Terry, and Albert Mangelsdorff, among others. Herbolzheimer wrote music for the Olympic Games in Munich in ...

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Subjects: Jazz ; Contemporary Music

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