Maarten Altena

Photograph copyright David Hanson.

Born 22 January 1943 in Amsterdam; double bass, composer.

Further information

Whitehead, Kevin (1998), New Dutch swing, New York: Billboard. ISBN 0-8230-8334-9. Chapter 13, Side exit, pp. 278-295, is devoted to Maarten Altena.

Recordings

1967, Stairs!. Theo Loevendie Three.
1967, Porto Novo, Arista/Freedom AL 1001. Marion Brown/Maarten van Regteren Altena/Han Bennink.
1968, The machine, ESP 1076. Nedly Elstak/Maarten Altena/Martin van Duynhoven.
1968/1969, Live in Paradiso, Heavy Soul Music HSM 1501. Heavy Soul Inc: Hans Dulfer/Willem van Manen/Maarten van Regteren Altena/Han Bennink.
1969, Mandela. Theo Loevendie.
1969/1970, The pirate: previously unreleased recordings 1969-1994, Bvhaast CD 0301. Willem Breuker.
1970, Instant Composers Pool, ICP 007/008.
1970 & 1974, Music for his films 1967/1994, BVHaast CD 9709/9710. Willem Breuker/Johan Van Der Keuken.
1971, The message, ICP 009. Willem Breuker.
1972, De Onderste Steen, Entr'acte 2. Willem Breuker.
1972, For example, FMP R123. One track of Willem Breuker Orchestra on commemorative/compilation 3LP set.
1973, Handicaps, ICP 012. Solo.
1973, Baal Brecht Handke, Bvhaast CD9006. Willem Breuker.
1974, Lumps, ICP 016. Steve Lacy.
1975, Tuning the bass, ICP 019. Solo.
1976, Company 1, Incus 21.
1976, Live performances, FMP SAJ-10. One side solo Altena, other solo Honsinger.
1976/1979, Po-sau-ne, Moers Music 01070. Single track for speakers on Günter Christmann LP.
1977, In Berlin FMP SAJ-23. ICP Tentet.
1977, Company 5, Incus 28.
1977, Company 5, Incus CD41.
1977, Company 6, Incus 29.
1977, Company 7, Incus 30.
1977, K'ploeng, Claxon 78.2.
1977, For example, FMP R123. One track of ICP-Tentet on commemorative/compilation 3LP set.
1977, High low and order, Claxon 79.3/hat ART 6069. Duo with Steve Lacy.
1978, Groups in front of people 2, Bead 15.
1978/1979, Groups in front of people 1, Bead 14.
1979, Weavers, Po Torch Records PTR/JWD 7. Trio of Günter Christmann/Paul Lovens/Maarten Altena.
1979, Wiener buben, FMP OWN-90007/9. One track by trio of Reichel/Carl/Altena on this Rüdiger Carl compilation CD.
1979, Idylle und katastrophen, Po Torch Records PTR/JWD 6.
1979, Sven-Åke Johansson mit dem NMUI im SO 36 '79, FMP S17.
1979, Sven-Åke Johansson mit dem NMUI im SO 36 '79, Olof Bright OBCD10/GROB650. Full version of concert previously released on FMP S17.
1980, Op stap, Claxon 80.5. Maarten Altena Quartet.
1980, Vario II, Moers Music 01084.
1980, Pisa 1980: improvisors' symposium, Incus 37 (LP)/psi 04.03/4 (CD).
1980/1981, Grand duO, Claxon 82.9. Maarten Altena/Maurice Horsthuis duo.
1981, The fairly young bean, Emanem 4036. With John Russell/Terry Day.
1981, Pisa, Claxon 82.11. Maarten Altena Quartet.
1981, Papa Oewa, Claxon 81.6. Maarten Altena Quartet.
1982, Veranda, Claxon 82.10. Maarten Altena Quartet.
1982, Tel, Claxon 83.12. Maarten Altena Octet.
1982, Two making a triangle, FMP 0920. Bass duos with Peter Kowald.
1982 Bass duets, FMP CD 102. Peter Kowald duos with Barre Phillips, Barry Guy, Maarten Altena.
1983, Miere, nato 235. Maarten Altena Quartet.
1983, Vario, Moers Music 02048. Three pieces on Vario LP.
1984, Rondelans, Claxon 85.15. Maarten Altena Quartet.
1984/1985, Quick step, Claxon 85.15. Maarten Altena Nonet/Octet.
1987, Rif, Claxon/hat ART CD 6056.
1988, Quotl, hat ART CD 6029.
1989, Cities & streets, hat ART CD 6082.
1990, Code, hat ART CD 6094.
1990, Unlike, Splasc(h) CD H 309.2 With Mario Schiano/Jean-Marc Montera and Paul Lovens.
1991, Collective improvisation, Bimhuis 003. Quartet of Cor Fuhler/Tristan Honsinger/Maarten Altena/Wim Janssen.
1991, City music, Attacca Babel 9373.
1993, Conduction 35/36, New World Records 80485. Lawrence D. 'Butch' Morris.
1993/1994, Muziekpraktijk/Music + practice, Donemua Composers' Voice CV 49.
1995, AngelicA 1995, A1 007. One track of Maarten Altena Ensemble.
1995, Working on time, NM Classics 92063.
2001, Generations, X-OR CD013. Maarten Altena Ensemble.

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