- Emil Mangelsdorff
Infobox musical artist
Name = Emil Mangelsdorff
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Emil Mangelsdorff
Born = Birth date and age|1925|4|11
Origin = flagicon|Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Instrument = (
alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute
Albert Mangelsdorff, Attila Zoller, George Gruntz, Ack van Rooyen, Jutta Hipp
Emil Mangelsdorff (born
April 11 1925in Frankfurt am Main) is a jazzmusician ( alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute.
In 1942 and 1943 Mangelsdorff studied clarinet at the Frankfort conservatory. As a member of the (illegal) Frankfurt "Hot Club" he played jazz music and therefore imprisoned by the
Gestapo. He was forced to the Hitler army and was Russian P.O.W.for four years. In 1949 he came back to Frankfort and decided to become a professional jazz musician. He played in the combos of Joe Klimm and Jutta Hipp, was member of the "Frankfurt All Stars" and of the "Jazz-Ensemble des Hessischen Rundfunks" (since 1958) . Since the 1960s he is leading his own quartet.
In 1964 Mangelsdorff wrote an instruction book for jazz saxophone. In 2006 he was awarded with the Goethe medal of the State of
Hessen. In 2008 he got the Bundesverdienstkreuz.
Albert Mangelsdorffwas his brother.
Carlo Bohländer, Reclams Jazzführer, Stuttgart 1970
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