composer | improviser | interpret

violine | viola | fiddle | rebec | lyrica | voice

Fly to Alhambra

Kerstin de Witt – Blockflöten

Albrecht Maurer – Fidel, Stimme, Trommel

Nemu Records  nemu 020  tracks 

total time 67:20 - 2017

Fly to Alhambra, a composition by Albrecht Maurer, becomes in this program the starting point for a journey through time and space. Flamenco, Balkan folklore and the tonal colours of the Silk Road are virtuously combined in Maurer's musical specifications to form a unified musical language.

Clarinet Summit

Perry Robinson - clarinet 

Theo Jörgensmann - clarinet  

Gianluige Trovesi - clarinet

Bernd Konrad - saxophone, bass clarinet  Albrecht Maurer - violine

Sebastian Gramss - double bass 

Günter 'Baby' Sommer - percussion 

Annette Maye - clarinet  (track 9)

"The group gave four successful concerts in a relaxed friendly atmosphere and in a field of tension between jazz and  improvised music. The Frankfurt concert was recorded and can now be heard on this CD. In addition to these recordings from  the album includes a piece recorded in Düsseldorf in 2016, on which Perry Robinson and Gianluigi Trovesi were prevented and replaced by Cologne clarinetist Annette Maye.

Jazzwerkstadt  JW 172  9  tracks 

total time 67:20 - 2017

Hymnen an die Nacht

Theo Jörgensmann - clarinet

Albrecht Maurer -  viola, voice

Nemu Records nemu 019- 09 tracks 

total time 51:10 - 2017

"The hymns to the night of Novalis, the romantic poet par excellence, are poetic expression and climax of this movement. Novalis speaks of a poetry of night and twilight. The magic, depth and complexity of his language inspired Theo Jörgensmann and Albrecht Maurer to use extracts from hymns to the night for their musical journey..." (from the liner note by Beate Bartlewski)

The Reviere Ensemble  

Oratories and Songs

Music by Kent Carter

Laura Tejeda Martin - voice

Christine Bopp - trombone

Albrecht Maurer - violin

Katrin Mickiewicz - viola

Kent Carter - double bass

The project heard on this CD resulted from a commission from the Festival des Nuits Romanes, which organizes performances and concerts in Romanesque churches in the Southwest of France. In 2008 this was given to Company DMI of which Kent Carter is the musical director. ( Danse Musique Image ), The resulting multimedia show 'FIRE SHADOW' was performed in three churches that year – excerpts can be seen and heard at here.

Emanem, 5042 Spain

total time 56:24 - 2016


Albrecht Maurer - violin

Mat Maneri - viola

Lucian Ban - piano

Nemu Records nemu 015- 09 tracks 

total time 54:34 - 2015

Maurer Ban and Maneri worked together for the first time at Lucian Ban´s Enescu Re-Imagined. This CD contains pieces from a live concert in 2012 (Aura, Twin Rivers, Last Steps and Ok Now) and a studio session in 2013 at the Loft in Cologne.

Nominiert für den

Loplop´s Call

Albrecht Maurer - fiddle, viola, voice

Norbert Rodenkirchen - transverse flutes, 

alto flute

Nemu Records nemu 013 - 12 tracks

total time 53:00 - 2013

„The duo of Albrecht Maurer and Norbert Rodenkirchen, on a variety of fiddles and flutes respectively, are free to carry on the flying dialogue of wind and bird liberated from the earthly constraints of a rhythm section. As in their previous Nemu release Hidden Fresco ... Albrecht and Norbert have taken inspiration from the visual arts – in particular the painter, sculptor and collagist Max Ernst.“ Nou Dadoun, Vancouver

Ensemble Dialogos 

Judith (DVD+CD)

Katarina Livljanić - voice & direction

Albrecht Maurer - fiddle, lyrics

Norbert Rodenkirchen -  transverse flute

Alpha Records  2013

DVD und CD Box

A Biblical Story from Renaissance Croatia 

Based on Judita by Marko Marulic (Venice, 1521)

Film directed by Radislav Jovanov - Gonzo, sound engineer, editing, producing and mastering: Jean-Marc Laisné,filmed in the church Saint Donat in Zadar, September 2010, coproduction: Croatian National Television, Ensemble Dialogos, Alpha Productions

Norbert Stein - tenor saxophone

Michael Heupel - flutes

Nicolao Valiensi - euphonium

Ryan Carniaux - trumpet 

Georg Wissel - alto saxophone

Albrecht Maurer - violin

Joscha Oetz - double bass

Christoph Haberer - drums

Norbert Stein  

Pata On The Cadillac

This ensemble by saxophonist and composer Norbert Stein has the perfect density of melodies to take you on a cross-border journey and presents a mature balance between sophisticated arrangements and plenty of scope for spontaneity and interactivity.

Pata Music  2012


Theo Jörgensmann - g-low clarinet

Albrecht Maurer - violin, viola

Nemu Records nemu 011 - 10 tracks

total time 53:00 - 2011

Theo Jörgensmann and Albrecht Maurer have been present in various formations of the German and European improvisation scene for many years. These recordings document for the first time their duo playing in the intimate setting of Topaz Studio in spring 2011.

Lucian Ban & John Herbert 

Enesco Re - Imagined

Lucian Ban - piano 

Mat Maneri - viola 

Raliph Alessi - trumpet & flugelhorn 

Albrecht Maurer - violin  

Tony Malaby - saxophones 

Badal Roy - tablas  

John Herbert - double bass 

Gerald Clever - drums

These recordings document a live performance in September 2009 at the George Enesco Festival in Bucharest, which was broadcast live on Romanian radio and television.

Sunny Side Records 2010

Theo Jörgensmann - g-low clarinet 

Albrecht Maurer - violine, voice

Kent Carter - double bass

Etienne Rolin - basset horn, flutes

Rivière Composers`s Pool 

Summer Works

Diese Aufnahmen dokumentieren Duo, Trio und Quartett Besetzung, aufgenommen im Sommer 2009 in MAD Produktion Studios sowie im Konzert in Sierre in der Charente. 3er CD Box

Emanem 5301, London 2010

3 CD Box

Trio Hot 


Albrecht Maurer - violin, voice

Theo Jörgensmann - g-low clarinet 

Peter Jacquemyn - double bass, voice

Nemu Records nemu 008 - 12 tracks

total time 60:00 - 2008

„Albrecht Maurer, Theo Jörgensmann, Peter Jacquemyn - drei erfahrene Improvisatoren, Ausnahmesolisten, die auf  JINK erdige Musik kredenzen und weder vor der Konfrontation mit oder der Komplexität ihrer Instrumente zurckschrecken. Ein gesamtes Universum - einzigartig das von TRIO HOT.“ 

(Philippe Elhem, Brüssel)

Kent Carter String Trio  


Albrecht Maurer - violin

Katrin Mickiewicz - viola 

Kent Carter - double bass

emanem 4130 - 9 tracks

total time 69:00 - 2006

"Legendary bassist Kent Carter's broad musicality is about much more than simply dabbling within fleeting interests, as evident on this quasi-chamber jazz session. Repeated listens tend to divulge newfound surprises here. " (Glen Astarita, All About Music)

Hidden Fresco

Nemu Records nemu 004 - 12 tracks

total time 58:53 - 2006

Albrecht Maurer - gothic fiddle

Norbert Rodenkirchen -  transverse flutes, harp

"The recording quality is among the best I’ve heard; cranked at a decent volume, one literally feels as though in a hall with the pair. One can almost sense the bodily movement of the players, so real is the sound and the space it occupies.“ (Clifford Allen, All About Jazz)

Nemu Records nemu 001 - 9 tracks

total time 64:16 - 2005

Albrecht Maurer - violin

Claudio Puntin - clarinet

Dieter Manderscheid - double bass

Klaus Kugel - percussion, sound objects

Syntopia Quartet


Das Syntopia Quartet gründete sich 2004, und veröffentlichte gleich ihr erstes Konzert als Debüt-CD. Weltweit sorgte es für Aufmerksamkeit und wurde in diversen Jazz-Charts unter den Top 10 gelistet. Neben mehr als 50 Rundfunkfeatures wird es auch bei iTunes auf der Startseite des Genre Jazz präsentiert. Daneben erschienen zahlreiche Artikel in den einschlägigen Fachzeitschriften.

Albrecht Maurer Trio Works  


Wolter Wierbos - trombone

Benoît Delbecq - piano, prepared piano

Albrecht Maurer - violin

JazzHausMusik JHM 119 - 9 tracks

total time 58:06 - 2002

"MOVIE TALKS" is the name of this collection, in which I take various films as sources of inspiration. Musically, their dramaturgy, their mood or free associations, which are ignited by them, are implemented both as 'ideas' of musical themes and conceptually with regard to improvisation processes.

European Echoes Sampler

Theo Jörgensmann, Albrecht Maurer, 

Klaus Kugel, Christopher Dell, Kent Carter, 

Denis Colin, Benoît Delbecq, Barre Phillips, 

Christian Ramond, Bobo Stenson,  Wolter Wierbos, Christine Chapman, 

Camilla Hoitenga, Bernhard Kösling, 

Anja Schmiel

Under the title European Echos four concerts were realized in the Erholungshaus Leverkusen. The sampler documents this series and gives an overview of the richness of a new creative genre.

BEV Music AG 2303016-2 - 13 tracks -

total time 76:34 - 2000

Albrecht Maurer Trio Delight 


Meike Herzig - recorders, fujara

Ludger Singer - clavichord, didgeridoo

Albrecht Maurer - violin

cmn classical music network 001 

7 tracks - total time 61:53 - 2001

Trio Delight combines old traditions with new visions, proven experiences with a fresh spirit of research. Unconventional sound combinations, old and non-European instruments, archaic playing styles and new techniques combine to form a journey through space and time: Trio Delight aims to combine historically and geographically separate playing styles with forward-looking musical forms.

Juillaguet Collection

Albrecht Maurer - violin

Kent Carter - double bass

emanem 4033 - 9 tracks

total time 60:00 - 1999

Here is a meeting of two masters of improvisation that is always stimulating. Both are at home in different styles, creating a compelling collection of different interactions. Many people will be captivated by the uniqueness of the sound and the incredible beauty of this music. (Steven Loewy From Cadence magazine August 2000 Canada)

Solo Works

Albrecht Maurer - violin

kip records kip 10 - 7 tracks

total time 44:22 - 1996

Albrecht Maurer sees his greatest chance of approaching holistic music making and composing in the bundling of his entire musical experience. This is the path he is following with his SOLO WORKS with refreshing stubbornness.

Albrecht Maurer 

Quartet Works

Wolter Wierbos - trombone

Kent Carter - double bass

Achim Krämer - percussion

Albrecht Maurer - violin

kip records kip 9 - 7 tracks

total time 49:05 - 1995

The music sounds new, fresh and exciting, because instead of placing improvisation within a piece as a compositional element, Maurer creates compositions that sound as if they are growing out of improvisation and vice versa. This music doesn't stand alone, it sets a standard for how jazz should sound at the end of the century change. (Coda Magazine Canada)

special participation in the following publications:

- Flautando Köln · Neuland ·  Membran (© 2012), Bestellnummer: 233484 CD · 2012

- Ulrich Lask · Lametta Lagra Lama · Nabel 4711 CD/DVD · 2007

- Kent Carter String Trio · Willisau Suites · Emanem 4105 CD · 2004

- Norbert Stein ·  News of Roi Ubu Pata Music 10 CD · 1997

- Waterless Blue · Smudge · 1997

- Theo Jörgensmann Werkschau Ensemble ·  Aesthetic Direction · KCD 5054 · 1993

historical albums as keyboarder, singer and violinist:

- Norbert Stein Pata Orchester ·  Ritual Life JHM 50 CD · 1992

- Panaudium · Kim Jovy & Albrecht Maurer · Stadtgarten Series vol. 5 · JHM 1005 SER · 1991

- Directors · Thomas Witzmann & Albrecht Maurer · JHM 40 CD · 1990

- Norbert Stein Pata Orchester ·  Die wilden Pferde der armen Leute JHM 39 CD · 1990

- Directors · Albrecht Maurer & Thomas Witzmann · Stadtgarten Series vol. 2 · JHM 1002 SER · 1990

- Heinz ·  Der Spion LP JHM 30 ST · 1986




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