Wolf Escher turned to Modern Jazz while studying music in Dortmund. He played in the Peter Heidemann Quintet, and performed with Ingfried Hoffmann's big band at the Kölner Jazz Festival in 1967. In 1969 he recorded his first single with the Wolf Escher Quintet for the legendary JG label. This single is a much coveted collector's item today. He subsequently toured with the Big Bands of Johannes Fehring and Dusko Goykovich. In 1972 he formed the fusion band Time In Space, which was successful in clubs at home and abroad. In 1975 he formed the JugendJazzOrchester Nordhein-Westfalen, with which he toured across the former Soviet Union, Africa, North America, India, Australia and South America. He recorded several albums and worked as a composer and arranger for the orchestra. A true collectors item!