Ralf Hübner (musician)

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Ralf Hübner ( Jazz im Palmengarten 2011)

Ralf-Rainer Hübner (* 3. May 1939 in Berlin ) is a German jazz - drummer and - composer , who in glassworks in the Taunus lives.

Live and act

Hübner studied from 1958 to 1962 at the University of the Arts in Berlin; he performed during this time with the SFB combo and musicians such as Benny Bailey and Nathan Davis . From 1961 he played in the Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet and Quartet and developed into one of the most important German jazz drummers alongside Klaus Weiss and Joe Nay . From 1972 he belonged with Bob Degen , Heinz Sauer , Günter Kronberg and Günter Lenz to the group Voices , and from 1976 to the quintet of Manfred Schoof . He also played with Eberhard Weber and Michel Pilz , and later with Fritz Hartschuh . He currently performs frequently with Lauer, the pianist Vladislav Sendecki and Vitold Rek . From 1961 to mid-2010 he was also a member of the Frankfurt Radio Jazz Ensemble .

In 2001 he received the Hessian Jazz Prize .

Discography (selection)

  • Courage for the Past (1983)
  • Pearl boat (1987)
  • Moabiter Blues (1991), Bellafon


  • Martin Kunzler : Jazz Lexicon. Volume 1: A – L (= rororo-Sachbuch. Vol. 16512). 2nd Edition. Rowohlt, Reinbek near Hamburg 2004, ISBN 3-499-16512-0 .
  • Uwe Schmitt : "Playing the soul": Ralf Hübner . In: Wolfgang Sandner : Jazz in Frankfurt. Societäts-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1990, pp. 57-60.

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