Pauer Fritz

General Information

Date of Birth:  14. October 1943
Place of Birth:  Vienna
Date of Death:  1. July 2012
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From the year 1960 on the pianist Fritz Pauer has been one of the most important representatives of the Austrian Jazz. In addition to his collaboration with Austrian greats like Fatty George, Hans Koller and Erich Kleinschuster, he also worked with international musicians like Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon, Albert Mangelsdorf and Johnny Griffin. Additionally to a variety of works for small ensembles, Fritz Pauer also wrote compositions and arrangements for jazz big bands. His life experience and the interest he held for other cultures have made Fritz Pauer a mature artist.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

first private lessons at the age of 5

studies of violin, guitar and clarinet

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1963 - 1964

recordings and concerts with Hans Koller, Miriam and Oscar Klein

1964 - 1968

moved to Berlin; collaborations with a.o. Herb Geller, Johnny Griffin, Don Byas, Booker Erwin, Dexter Gordon, Art Farmer, Leo Wright, Carmell Jones, Pony Poindexter & the Berlin Allstars

1968 - 1982

teacher for piano at the Jazzdepartment

1970 - 2000

founding member of the Art Farmer Quartet (quintet & duo)

1970 - 2012

founding member of his own Fritz Pauer Trio

1982 - 1984

managing board and teacher for piano

1984 - 1989

freelance artist

1989 - 2012

teaching activity (interpretation, accompaniment and répétition)

member of several formations such as the ORF Radio Band, Erich Kleinschuster Sextett

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1966

International Competition for Modern Jazz

2003

Gold Medal for Services

2004

nomination for the Hans-Koller-Award

2005

nomination for the Hans-Koller-Award

2008

Austrian National Award for Music

2009

awarded the title "professor"

Discography, Projects

Discography:

as bandleader:

  • 2004: Polyphone X-Lightsignals (Trenner & Friedl/Extraplatte)
  • 2004: Ridin' across the milky way (ORF)
  • 2002: Jay Clayton/Firtz Pauer/Ed Neumeister - 3 for the Road (unpublished)
  • 2002: Musik der Juden im Burgenland/Musik der Zigeuner im Burgenland/Der weiße Wolf (KIBU)
  • 2001: Fritz Pauer & Band -Animals Talk (Musikverlag Hans Wewerka)
  • 2001: Fritz Pauer Trio - Beat the Beat (Musikverlag Hans Wewerka)
  • 2001: Fritz Pauer Trio & Apollon String Quartet - Klangburg Concertino (Jive Music)
  • 2001: Fritz Pauer Trio - The Rambler (Musikverlag Hans Wewerka)
  • 1998: Fritz Pauer with Ron McClure & Matt Wilson - New York Meeting (Jive Music)
  • 1996: Moods from Wonderland (Jive Music)
  • 1992: Fritz Pauer Trio - Live at The Jazzspelunke Vienna, Vol.2 Peruvian Impressions (RST Records)
  • 1992: Fritz Pauer Trio - Live at The Jazzspelunke Vienna, Vol.1 City Blues (RST Records)
  • 1986: Fritz Pauer/Aladár Pege - Rolltreppe (RST Records)
  • 1979: Blues Inside out (MPS)
  • 1978: Waterplants (Ego Records)
  • 1973: Fritz Pauer Trio - Heidelberger Jazztage '73 live (MPS/BASF)
  • 1972: Fritz Pauer Trio - Power by Pauer (MPS/BASF)
  • 1970: Fritz Pauer live at the Berlin "Jazz Galerie" featuring Jimmy Woode and Billy Brooks (MPS/Universal)

 

 

as sideman (selection):

  • 2008: Lucia Luzinska - (un)covered (Pavian Records)
  • 2007: Sheila Cooper/ Fritz Pauer - Tales of Love and Longing (Candid)
  • 2004: Wayne Darling presents the art of bass, Vol.2 The Beiderbecke/Carmichael Songbook (Laika Records)
  • 2002: Jazz Big Band Graz - Plays the music of Bob Brookmeyer (Mons Records)
  • 2002: Wayne Darling presents the art of bass, Vol.1 Bass Encounters (Laika Records)
  • 2001: George Gruntz - Piano Conclave (Atlantic)
  • 2000: Cornelia Giese -Lembrança (PG Records)
  • 1999: Jazz Big Band Graz - Here & there (Mons Records)
  • 1998: Art Farmer Quintet - Live at Jazzland (Koch Jazz)
  • 1997: Cornelia Giese - Rainsong (PG Records)
  • 1997: Karlheinz Miklin Quartet - Last Waltz (Acoustic Music)
  • 1995: Karlheinz Miklin Quartet - Decisions (SOS)
  • 1993: Waltz for Ann (L+R Records)
  • 1993: Charly Antolini/Charly Augshöll - On the Beat: with Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Fritz Pauer (Jeton)
  • 1991: Karl Ratzer - Gumbo Dive (RST Records)
  • 1991: Karlheinz Miklin Quartet - Next Page (SOS)
  • 1987: Jenny Evans - Track 4: Easy (Koala Records)
  • 1987: Art Farmer/Fritz Pauer - Azure (Soul Note)
  • 1982: Klaus Weiss Quintet - Salt Peanuts (BELL Records)
  • 1982: Hans Koller Trio - Continued Talks (Sandra Music Records)
  • 1981: Koller/Bauer/Artmann/Pauer - Hirn mit Ei (Droschl)
  • 1981: Art Farmer Quintet - Foolish Memories (Bellaphone Records)
  • 1979: Peter Herbolzheimer All Star Big Band - Jazz Gala Concert 79 (Rare Bid)
  • 1979: Hans Koller & the Int.Brass Company (L+R Records)
  • 1978: Rolf Ericson & Johhny Griffin Quintet - Sincerely ours (Four Leaf Clover)
  • 1974: Erich Kleinschuster Sextet - Fade Out (Ariola)
  • 1972: Klaus Weiss Sextett - Zagara (Finger Records)
  • 1972: Art Farmer & Orchestra - Gentle Eyes (Mainstream)
  • 1971: Klaus Weiss Quartet - Mythologie, live at "Domicile" Munich (BASF/MPS/UPS)
  • 1971: Klaus Weiss Orchestra - I just want to celebrate (BASF)
  • 1971: Klaus Weiss Sextet - Sunbirds (BASF)
  • 1971: Friedrich Gulda Trio - Fata Morgana (Universal)
  • 1966: Annie Ross & Pony Poindexter With the Berlin All Stars (MPS/Universal)
  • 1965: Don Menza Septet - Morning Song (MPS/Universal)
  • 1964: Oskar Klein Quartett - Cosy Jazz (Amadeo-RST)
  • 1962: Multiple Koller (L+R Records)

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