Here we have a lesser known musician from the GDR. Although his first half LP "Trio-Dimensionen" (1973) one can find more than once in blogland. The group from this recording - founded already in 1966 - consisted of Günter "Baby" Sommer and Klaus Koch and F.Schönfeld.
He was with Joachim Kühn, Manfred Schulze and the musicians from Synopsis/Zentralquartet a pioneer in the development of east german Free Jazz.
His commitement allowed musicians from the "west" to perform outside Berlin (1970s) - which before wasn't approved by the authorities.
He worked for theater , maintained workshops and several other projects.
1983 he emigrated to Canada and 1985 to the western part of Berlin.
He is now a professor for saxophon and Big Band and is still playing. His recent recording is on the label Jazzwerkstatt ("Start" JW008 --> http://www.records-cd.com/product_info.php/info/p4611213_Start.html).
Aladar Pege later became famous as a virtuoso bassist - which articulates clearly on this recording.
This is a more "conventional" recording than my previous posts but by all means worth to listen to. No artwork - as I haven't found the cover in the net. > Thanks to Owombat for the high quality cover scan.
FRIEDHELM SCHÖNFELD (Quartet)
Wolfgang Weber,vc (only tr.4)
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