picture of Michael Naura

pipe organ

Michael Naura
Naura (* 1934) grew up in Berlin and studied journalism, philosophy, and sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin. Also, he was a self taught pianist and performed in swing bands. Between 1953 and 1964, he lead the then famous Michael Naura Quintett, a member of which was Wolfgang Schlüter at the vibes.
In 1964, Michael fell seriously ill, and withdrew from the music scene. He worked then as jazz editor for the Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Hamburg and wrote many articles and books, liner notes and reviews. In 2009, Naura was honoured by the WDR Jazzpreis for his lifetime work.
Michaels activities as an organist were limited to one track on the album "Ochsenzoll" - an interesting album with Michael, Albert Mangelsdorff, Herbert Joos and the long-standing partner Wolfgang Schlüter. Michael passed away on 13 February 2017.


MOOD Records 28654
recorded 1985 in Hamburg/Germany
Michael Naura, piano, church organ, Mexican flutes
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Herbert Joos, trumpet, flugelhorn, alphorn
Wolfgang Schlüter, vibes, percussion
Guido May, drums

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