Altona was a German jazz-rock/funk band from Hamburg that released two albums on RCA Victor in 1975. Guitarist Werner von Gosen hailed from the classical/jazz-rock band Thrice Mice. Members: Fritz Kahl (bass, guitar), Karl-Heinz Blumenberg (vocals, bass saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass), Klaus Gerlach (guitar), Wolfgang Wulff (tenor saxophone, percussion), Hans-Heinz Gossler (drums, percussion), Werner von […]

Altona ‎– Chickenfarm (1975)

Chickenfarm is the second of two albums by German jazz-rock/funk band Altona, released in 1975 on RCA. “Lover’s Tale” – slow G opening on Fender Rhodes (glowing), rising to Am7…. Slow verse (Gm-F-Eb-F-Eb), belting, gritty vocals, stretched vowels, rippling/churchy organ, sustained guitar tones, elonged simmering sax notes…. Bridge: rising sax (C-D), brimming synth… @3:15 guitar solo, […]

Thrice Mice

Thrice Mice was a German classical/jazz-rock band from Hamburg that released a self-titled album on Philips in 1971. The band gigged in various iterations for the preceding five years. Thrice Mice! was later reissued with 30 minutes of bonus live recordings from the 1967–69 period. They folded in 1972 when singer/saxophonist Karl-Heinz Blumenberg and guitarist […]