Albert Mair started to learn to play Violin and then changed to Piano. While he studied at the Technical University he already felt home in several genres of Jazz music. 1965 he grounded his first Quartet, 1966 he got the Gulda prize for Jazz soloists. He was member in the groups of Bill Grah, Uzzi Förster and Teddy Ehrenreich, and in the early 1970s he joined Hans Kollers Free Sound. He performs with his Trio, plays in duo with Richard Oesterreicher and together with Jimi U he is very succesful with their common project "J.A.Q.". He played with lots of national and international musicians, like Häns’che Weiss, Christine Jones, Erich Bachträgl, Leo Wright, Aladar Pege, Ack van Rooyen, Jimmy Woode, Art Farmer, Tony Scott, Benny Bailey, Carl Drewo, Dusko Goykovich, Zipflo Reinhardt or Peter Bockius.