to the most amazing and most wonderfull artists you will find in my bands with which i am now gracing this planet since almost 6o years ! and which are represented on this site in forms of timeless music, dance ,poetry ,singing in pictures, on CDs- LPs and DVDs and words and sounds.for your enlightment, pleasure, and enjoyment. to dig the quality of this listen to my historic music of the 5o s and 6o s and listen to the newest music from today, from the NOW as the TIME embodies in our newest recordings and live concerts ,and find yourself being enhanced by their magic and beauty, because they sound as fresh, as if they were just now been recorded. the level of this artistic output is the highest because i make us perform as equal partners in a team with all of its responsibility and care and the goal: one for all, and all for one. we have developed very unique concepts which i call instant composing, instant conducting and naturally with the help of my unique and personal compositions and arranging which gives everyone involved enough ground to start developing to bring in their best and creativity, as we all know, has no limits, but the time in which it is created. our conscious and music is engaged into the NOW, when we play or record. i am graced , pleased and thankfull to have the honor and pleasure to present to you the best people i could find and pay in my life, and i am proud that in europe and the usa i have found such highly gifted people who all were willing to involve their body and soul to make this incredible catalog of original music and dance possible in being part of the gunter hampel family . enjoy. it is all here for you.
I create new compositions, no one has played before us, so we are starting something new , we build up a new repertoire, a new spectrum, the gunter hampel music, for improving bands like ours, for NOW and the future, that is what Louis Armstrong did, Count Basie, or Charly Parker, or John Coltrane, we play my new compositions, experience them and we improvise fresh within the moment we perform. you think this is not possible? watch us and listen and be part of the dance. participate. this is, what this whole website is for: to introduce you to new material, my compositions and the phantastic results my bands can achieve when playing this new, fresh stuff of being in the NOW ! my compositions are just starting positions for each performer. our task is, everytime we play, to get together like the great TEAMWORK of german soccer TEAM Borussia Dortmund, they are the perfect incarnation of a real jazzband -one for all and all for one- we can kick in our own creations, improvisations,ideas, from listening to each other and then move to our collective playing.we are NOT interpretating any broadyway tunes, we all are throwing everything from what we got, body and soul ,personality in our cutting edge creations every time we perform.and let me remind you , our creations are timeless. listen to my stuff from years ago , sounds, like it just got recorded.
our current tourdates you find on TOURDATES , a list of all CD-LP-DVD- recordings on birth are on the COMPLETE CATALOG -inside BIRTH RECORDS , and note , that you can enlarge almost every entry on this blog, by clicking on it. to book us go to BOOKING etc.
BIRTH RECORDS: you can order -CDs-LPs-DVDs directly by sending an e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org . state your order and home-country and we figure out the bill, incl mailing……….
THE GERMAN COMPOSER-BANDLEADER- VIBRAPHONIST-BASSCLARINETIST-FLUTIST-SAXOPHONIST NOT ONLY HAS WRITTEN WORLDWIDE JAZZ-HISTORY IN INTRODUCING THE GUNTER HAMPEL MUSIC TO THE JAZZ-EVOLUTION BUT ALSO THE WAY HOW TO PLAY THE VIBRAFON-BASSCLARINET-FLUTE-SAXOPHONE +A WHOLE NEW CONCEPT HOW MUSIC CAN BE PLAYED FROM SOLO TO COLLECTIVE ENSEMBLES:”HIS MUSIC IS A UNIQUE PHENOMENON IN THE WORLD” ( Coda-jazzmagazin-USA)HIS EVOLUTIONARY BANDS FROM 1958 TILL 2o14 HAVE WRITTEN JAZZ-HISTORY AND STAND AS A MODEL FOR INSPIRATION FOR THOUSANDS OF MUSICIANS WORLDWIDE: