...Prof. Wolfff from Ulm/Southern Germany was founded in 1971. Mixing progressive rock, pop, blues, jazz and classics with German political lyrics, Prof.Wolfff’s self-titled 1972 album represents a brew of stiles, known as 'krautrock'. Lead-singer, guitar and piano player Klaus Peter Schweizer was the driving force and responsible for the major part of the German lyrics, used by the band. Highlighting every day's problems and 'critically' magnifying them with their lyrics, Prof. Wolfff soon got the reputation of being a political rock band, which actually was not the case, or at least to a certain extend... Songs like ‘Hetzjagd’ and ‘Das Zimmer’... still are of actualty today ...”

[Carsten Agthe/German Rock-Lexikon]


Prof. Wolfff

lived a short and intensive live, with gigs all over Germany and a TV performance at the ‘Talentschuppen’  (ARD - first German channel). The band unexpectedly split in march 1972, shortly after producing their first album. The album Prof. Wolfff was released in may 1972 by Metronome. Along with the Ihre Kinder and Ton Steine Scherben, Prof. Wolfff was as one of the first ‘real’ progressive rock bands in Germany to exclusively singing ...engagierte... German rock songs, even before Udo Lindenberg released his first German album. As a result, other musicians were inspired  to compose rock songs using German language.


Prof. Wolfff Ensemble

A follow up version with Romi Schickle (the original organ player), Peter Bochtler (a talented young drummer), Friedrich Herrmann (bass), and with various other musicians, Prof. Wolfff Ensemble extensively toured German clubs and did festival gigs, mainly performing instrumental music, influenced by jazz and fusion of the early 70s. No more German lyrics.

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Prof. Wolfff III

Prof. Wolfff Ensemble split in 1974 and Prof. Wolfff (III) was reactivated in Munich/Germany during the late 70s. Prof. Wolfff performed with musicians from the Munich scene and with a set of very talented guys from the Embryo and Schneeball Records pool of musicians. Their music changed again, towards rock/fusion/jazz. This time with the focus on much more improvisation and interactive stuff at festivals, involving the audience. The Prof. Wolfff adventure definitely came to a close in 1982.



KP Schweizer, Romi Schickle and Friedrich Herrmann (aka Friedrich Glorian) are still active musically, though in different artistic environments. Michael Sametinger has retired from his job. Unfortunately Mondo Zech passed away in 1995 after a serious illness.

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