Born in Vienna, Pauer began his professional playing career as a teenager, performing with Hans Koller (1960–62) before leading his own ensembles in Berlin. In the 1960s he played with, among others, Don Byas, Booker Ervin, Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon, Friedrich Gulda, and Annie Ross. From 1968-1970 he taught at the Vienna Municipal Conservatory, and following this was a member of the Osterreicher Rundfunk dance orchestra. In the 1970s he recorded as a leader as well as with Klaus Weiss and Peter Herbolzheimer.
Pauer moved to Peru briefly in the mid-1980s, but moved to Switzerland in 1986. Later in life he became a university professor.
New York Meeting
Moods From Wonderland
Audiosamples (click to start & stop):
1.Poem No 4 2. New Dawn 3. Meadowland 4. 12 in 12 5. Never Say Forever 6. Hip Funk 7. Libra 8. The Quiet Night Sings a Song 9. Blue Mirror 10. Tight 11. You‘re So Kind 12. Beautiful Friendship 13. Avalon
the Austrian piano genius presents a cycle of fine trio pieces!
(with Christian Salfellner & Johannes Strasser)