Steve Jolliffe

Also known as Joliffe, Jollife, Jolliffe, S. Jollife, S. Jolliffe, Steve Joliffe, Steve Jollife, Steven Jolliffe

Profile of the performer Steve Jolliffe: A native of Britain, Steve Jolliffe has been an active keyboardist, flutist and saxophonist for over 35 years. His career started in 1967, when he met Rick Davies and formed a group called The Joint, which, after Steve left, evolved into Supertramp. Jolliffe's interest in classical music led him to the "Berlin High School for Music" in 1969. He was the first student accepted there who didn't have the ability to read music. And while at the school, he met Edgar Froese, and together with Klaus Schulze toured Germany as one of the earliest incarnations of Tangerine Dream.

That stint lasted nearly a year, and then Steve left Tangerine Dream and returned to England. There he joined a blues/rock band called Steamhammer, and toured Europe with them for the next several years. In 1973 Jolliffe left that group and scored several films, including the award-winning documentary Tattoo.

Steve rejoined Tangerine Dream in 1978 and with Froese, Chris Franke and Klaus Kr├╝ger, recorded the album Cyclone. To this day, Cyclone remains a controversial album amongst TD aficionados, mostly due to Steve's vocals and lyrics. The quartet toured Europe that year and played to crowds of up to 100,000. Shortly afterward, Jolliffe left TD for the second time and went back to England to pursue a solo career.

He recorded several albums in the 1980s. Two of them, Journeys out of the Body and Beyond the Dream, are available through Horizon Music. Journeys, a 1982 release, featured a collaboration with the late guitarist Tony Duhig, formerly of Jade Warrior. Two years later, Steve issued Beyond the Dream, which once again featured lyrics and vocals. He also collaborated with Klaus Schulze on a Wahnfried album called Miditation. Jolliffe spent the rest of the decade recording library discs, which are meant to be used in films at will and not intended to be sold to the general public.

In 1990 Steve moved to America and released the album Escape the following year. During this time Jolliffe partnered with Horizon Music to distribute many of his CD's and, after releasing Warrior in 1992, became Horizon's first signee. He moved back to England in 1994 and released Alien, which was less electronic than previous efforts and featured extensive use of flute and saxophone. Then Steve explored a new musical direction with the ambient/trance CD Zanzi. He took this title from a French game of chance, and the disc was chosen by the nationally syndicated radio program Musical Starstreams as one of its Top Ten albums of 1996. Jolliffe also found the time to work with Eat Static members Merv Pepler and Joie Hinton (formerly of Ozric Tentacles) on their album Science of the Gods. After that, he released Omni, a logical follow-up to Zanzi.

1999 saw Steve release a CD called Deep Down Far. Like much of his varied work, this disc draws on elements of traditional electronic, ambient and classical music structures. The opening track has been used in advertisements on the Discovery Channel in England. A year later, Jolliffe put out a compilation CD called Invitation, which features music from each of the aforementioned albums.

Steve Jolliffe still lives in England and continues to collaborate occasionally with Pepler and Hinton.

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1 Steve Jolliffe - Escape Escape 6 mp3, CD 1991 Atlantis (3)
2 Temmenu 3 mp3, CD 1996 Sine Records
3 Steve Jolliffe - Deep Down Far Deep Down Far 6 mp3, CD 1999 Horizon Music
4 Steve Jolliffe - Beyond The Dream Beyond The Dream 10 mp3, CD 1984
5 Steve Jolliffe - Zanzi Zanzi 3 mp3, CD 1996 Horizon Music
6 Steve Jolliffe - Omni Omni 3 mp3, CD 1997 Horizon Music
7 Space 6 mp3, CD 2003 Horizon Music
8 Steve Jolliffe - Poland Poland 3 mp3, CD 2006-03-14 Ricochet Dream
9 Journeys Out Of The Body 4 mp3, CD 1983 Nada Pulse
10 Poland 2004 Memories of '67 2 mp3, CD 2005-04-21 Ricochet Dream
11 Steve Jolliffe - The Double Album The Double Album 21 mp3, CD 2004-09-00 Not On Label
12 Steve Jolliffe - Earth Earth 13 mp3, CD 1981 Bruton Music
13 Vision Earth 3 mp3, CD 2008 Not On Label
14 Steve Jolliffe - Hadron Hadron 3 mp3, CD 2008 Not On Label
15 Steve Jolliffe - Alien Alien 7 mp3, CD 1995 Horizon Music
16 Steve Jolliffe - Journeys Out Of The Body Journeys Out Of The Body 4 mp3, CD 1999-09-21
17 Warrior 8 mp3, CD 2009 Not On Label
18 Steve Jolliffe - New Age Emotions New Age Emotions 20 mp3, CD 1986 Amphonic Music Ltd.
19 Steve Jolliffe - Beyond The Dream Beyond The Dream 10 mp3, CD 1986 AMP Records
20 Ethereal 18 mp3, CD 2009 Not On Label
21 The Art Of Minimalism 18 mp3, CD 2009 Not On Label
22 Steve Jolliffe - The Bruton Suite The Bruton Suite 18 mp3, CD 2009 Not On Label
23 Steve Jolliffe - Journeys Out Of The Body Journeys Out Of The Body 4 mp3, CD 2009 Not On Label
24 Steve Jolliffe - Beyond The Dream Beyond The Dream 10 mp3, CD 2009 Not On Label
25 Steve Jolliffe - Come In No 3 Come In No 3 12 mp3, CD 2009 Not On Label
26 Steve Jolliffe - Poetry, Painting, Music And Animation Poetry, Painting, Music And Animation 7 mp3, CD 2009 Not On Label
27 Steve Jolliffe - The Minotaur The Minotaur 11 mp3, CD 2009 Not On Label
28 Anthology Box One: 1979 To 1988 85 mp3, CD 2010-04-26 Ricochet Dream
29 Broken Wings 10 mp3, CD 2009-05-00 Not On Label
30 Purple Dream 4 mp3, CD 2011 Not On Label
31 Amuletum 3 mp3, CD 2010 Not On Label
32 Steve Jolliffe - The Art Of Minimalism The Art Of Minimalism 32 mp3, CD 1989 Amphonic Music Ltd.
33 Steve Jolliffe - Richard Wahnfried's Miditation Richard Wahnfried's Miditation 2 mp3, CD 2012 MIG
34 Steve Jolliffe - Japanese Butterfly Japanese Butterfly 10 mp3, CD 1985 Nada Pulse
35 Steve Jolliffe - Time Machine Time Machine 3 mp3, CD 2012 Not On Label
36 Vision Earth The DVD 3 mp3, CD 2008 Not On Label
37 Escape 6 mp3, CD 1991 Atlantis
38 Steve Jolliffe - Warrior Warrior 8 mp3, CD 1992 Waveform International
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