b. Rüdiger Hans Jörge Carl, 26 Apr 1944, Goldap, East Prussia, Germany. Adept on many musical instruments, notably saxophones, clarinet and accordion, Carl continues to be a dynamic participant in the Western european free jazz picture since the past due 60s. Among many music artists with whom he spent some time working are Arjen Gorter, Makaya Ntshoko, Louis Moholo, Maarten Altena, Tristan Honsinger, Johnny Dyani and Han Bennink. Specifically, he includes a long-standing musical romantic relationship with Irène Schweizer that started in the first 70s. Within the middle-70s Carl was an associate of World Unity Orchestra, showing up on many albums including their 1986 documenting 20th Anniversary. Through the past due 70s he provides given solo shows and in addition has established various other important and carrying on partnerships, including people that have drummer Sven-Åke Johansson and Hans Reichel. As well as Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, these three type the Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartett. Carl in addition has caused Alexander Von Schlippenbach as well as the Sept Music group. Unusually among free of charge jazz music artists, Carl has utilized the accordion in lots of of his shows. Indeed, the device is unusual, and sometimes reviled, in virtually any genre of jazz. It really is a way of measuring his originality and specialized skill that he provides won over a big viewers for the device (and in addition for the concertina that he occasionally has). Carl, as well as Jay Oliver, Phil Wachsmann, Stephen Wittwer and Schweizer, created the COWWS Quintet, the group keeping its name when Oliver passed away in 1993 and was changed by Barre Phillips who was simply succeeded later on by Gorter. He’s also an associate from the Canvas Trio with Joëlle Léandre and Carlos Zingaro and it has performed in duo with Mayo Thompson Léandre. In the past due 80s and early 90s Carl was concert organiser of Musik Im Portikus at Frankfurt am Maine and from your middle-90s led the F.We.M. Orchester within the same town. A strikingly talented multi-instrumentalist, Carl offers made an extremely big effect in free of charge jazz and is constantly on the explore original ideas that increase the envelope beyond previously arranged limits.