Reeds, flute, sahnai. German musician equally adept at improvising or composing. Dudek studied clarinet privately and attended music school in the '50s before joining a big band led by his brother Ossi until 1958. During the early '60s, he played two years in the Berliner Jazz Quintet, in Karl Blume's group and in Kurt Edelhagen's orchestra until 1965. Then he became interested in free music and joined Manfred Schoof's quintet. Dudek took part in the first sessions of The Globe Unity Orchestra in 1966, and played with them at various time into the '80s. He also worked with many other European free musicians and composers, among them Alexander Schlippenbach, Albert Mangelsdorff, Loek Dikker and The Waterland Ensemble And European Jazz Quintet. Dudek played in a trio that recorded at the Workshop Freie Musik in Berlin in 1977; later he played in groups led by Mal Waldron and Tony Oxley. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi

Gerd Dudek - Phrase Three ('Smatter, 1998)
Takehiro Honda & Gerd Dudek ‎– Flying To The Sky (1971)
Gerd Dudek / Martin Sasse Quartett im Bonner Pantheon Casino: "A Tribute to John Coltrane"
Solace - Volker Goetze Orchestra featuring Gerd Dudek (2011)
Markus Lüpertz TTT in Kolbermoor
The Sicilian Kitchen Trio feat. Gerd Dudek, Ack van Rooyen & Lee Konitz (1)
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