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Kraan

Kraan
Country
Germany
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Kraan is a German Krautrock, jazz fusion band based in Ulm and formed in 1970. After a break of ten years, the group reunited in 2000. Members are Hellmut Hattler (bass) and Peter Wolbrandt (guitar), who have been in the band since its founding, along with Jan Fride (drums), who was a founding member but left for a time in the late 70s and later rejoined.
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Website
http://kraan.de
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Releases on file (22)
Kraan — Sandglass Kraan — Sandglass
(Bassball no#, 2020, CD / DL / LP)
Kraan — The Trio Years - Zugabe! Kraan — The Trio Years - Zugabe!
(Bassball no#, 2019, CD / LP / DL)
Kraan — The Trio Years Kraan — The Trio Years
(Bassball 36073, 2018, CD)
Kraan — Diamonds Kraan — Diamonds
(Bassball CD36014, 2010, CD)
Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Kraan — Psychedelic Man Kraan — Psychedelic Man
(Harvest 00946 3 89170 2 1, 2007, CD)
Kraan — Through Kraan — Through
(Bassball BAS 20032, 2003, CD)
Kraan — Live 2001 Kraan — Live 2001
(Bassball 20013 BAS, 2001, CD)
Kraan — The Famous Years Compiled Kraan — The Famous Years Compiled
(Intercord INT 8225812, 1991/1998, CD)
Kraan — Soul of Stone Kraan — Soul of Stone
(Fünfundvierzig 111, 1991/2000, CD)
Kraan — Dancing in the Shade Kraan — Dancing in the Shade
(Revisited Records REV 029, 1989/2005, CD)
Kraan — Live 88 Kraan — Live 88
(Revisited Records REV 014, 1988/2005, CD)
Kraan — X Kraan — X
(TIS 66.23241, 1983, LP)
Kraan — Nachtfahrt Kraan — Nachtfahrt
(Revisited Records REV 013, 1982/2005, CD)
Kraan — Tournee Kraan — Tournee
(Fünfundvierzig 107, 1980/2000, CD)
Kraan — Flyday Kraan — Flyday
(Revisited Records REV 028, 1978/2005, CD)
Kraan — Wiederhören Kraan — Wiederhören
(Revisited Records REV 012, 1977/2005, CD)
Kraan — Let It Out Kraan — Let It Out
(EMI Intercord 7243 8 22672 2 5, 1975/2001, CD)
Kraan — Live Kraan — Live
(EMI Intercord 7243 8 22671 2 6, 1975/2001, CD)
Kraan — Andy Nogger Kraan — Andy Nogger
(EMI Intercord 7243 8 22670 2 7, 1974/2001, CD)
Kraan — Wintrup Kraan — Wintrup
(EMI Intercord 7243 8 22669 2 1, 1973/2001, CD)
Kraan — Kraan Kraan — Kraan
(EMI Intercord 7243 8 22668 2 2, 1972/2000, CD)

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