“YOU CANNOT LEARN GUNTER’s MUSIC ON ANY SCHOOL, REAL LIFE IS HIS TEACHER.”
The legendary jazz composer, bandleader, vibraphonist, bassclarinetist, flutist, baritonsaxophonist GUNTER HAMPEL is one of the most influential musicians, composers and pioneers of the world wide jazz evolution. He is the major instigator of the european jazz movement since 1958, and when he moved to New York in 1969 his album THE 8TH OF JULY 1969 with GUNTER HAMPEL-ANTHONY BRAXTON-JEANNE LEE-WILLEM BREUKER-STEVE McCALL began a new jazz era and is a timeless new model for future jazz to come and still stands out today as a new way of improvising together even beyond the free jazz thing.
THE MUSIC OF GUNTER HAMPEL IS A UNIQUE PHENOMENON IN THE WORLD coda,canada
He wrote up today more than 3ooo compositions, most of his recordings- more than 2oo international award winning CDs, DVDs, LPs- are released on his own record label BIRTH RECORDS, founded 1969, from solo pieces, Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet, Septet, Octet; Nonet,to BIG BAND,and ORCHESTRA, you can order right here.
In addition he has recorded with other jazzmasters, like Marion Brown, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor,Don Cherry, a.o. + modern classical music masters like Hans-Werner Henze or Kristof Penderecki , Louis Andriessen ,
Hampel is a vital part of the european and new york jazzscene since he formed here 1971 his most influencial GUNTER HAMPEL GALAXIE DREAM BAND
and his influence on american music and musicians is worldwide recognized.
TV and radio stations and music magazines play and report his ongoing incredible vital and innovative music worldwide and he still performs vitaly with his amazing creative bands.
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GUNTER HAMPEL’S MUSIC HAS BEEN PROVEN TO HAVE HEALING POWERS ,HIS TUNES AND THE INCREDIBLE COLLECTIVE AND SOLO IMPROVISATIONS HAVE HEALED BODY AND SOUL OF THE PLAYERS AND LISTENERS.