Gunter Hampel

Gunter Hampel (born 31 August 1937)[1] is a German jazz vibraphonist, clarinettist, saxophonist, flautist, pianist, and composer. He became dedicated to free jazz in the 1960s, developing a record label (Birth Records) and working with John McLaughlin, Muruga Booker, Laurie Allan, Udo Lindenberg, Pierre Courbois, Archie Shepp, Marion Brown, Steve McCall and Perry Robinson.[1] In 1972, he formed the Galaxie Dream Band.[1]

Gunter Hampel
Gunter Hampel in 2008
Gunter Hampel in 2008
Background information
Born (1937-08-31) 31 August 1937 (age 84)
Göttingen, Germany[1]
GenresFree jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsVibraphone, clarinet, saxophones, piano, flute
LabelsBirth
Associated actsAnthony Braxton, Jeanne Lee, Perry Robinson
Gunter Hampel with his daughter, Cavana Lee, at the Moers Festival in 2012

DiscographyEdit

  • Heartplants (SABA, 1965)
  • Music from Europe (ESP, 1968)
  • The 8th of July 1969 (Birth, 1969)
  • Dances (Paris 1969) (Birth, 1969)
  • Espace with Boulou Ferre (Birth, 1970)
  • Spirits (Birth, 1971)
  • Out of New York (MPS/BASF, 1971)
  • Ballet-Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6 (Birth, 1971)
  • Broadway/Folksong (Birth, 1972)
  • Angel (Birth, 1972)
  • Waltz for 3 Universes in a Corridor (Birth, 1972)
  • I Love Being with You (Birth, 1972)
  • Unity Dance (Birth, 1973)
  • Journey to the Song Within (Birth, 1974)
  • Celebrations (Birth, 1974)
  • Ruomi (Birth, 1974)
  • Out from Under (Birth, 1974)
  • Cosmic Dancer (Birth, 1975)
  • Enfant Terrible (Birth, 1975)
  • Transformation (Birth, 1976)
  • Vogelfrei (Birth, 1976)
  • All Is Real (Birth, 1978)
  • That Came Down On Me (Birth, 1978)
  • Flying Carpet (Kharma, 1978)
  • Reeds 'n' Vibes with Marion Brown (Improvising Artists, 1978)
  • Freedom of the Universe with Jeanne Lee (Birth, 1979)
  • Oasis with Jeanne Lee (Horo, 1979)
  • All the Things You Could Be If Charles Mingus Was Your Daddy (Birth, 1980)
  • Wellen/Waves (FMP, 1980)
  • Life On This Planet (Birth, 1981)
  • A Place to Be with Us (Birth, 1981)
  • Companion (Birth, 1982)
  • Gemini (Birth, 1983)
  • Jubilation (Birth, 1985)
  • Dialog with Matthias Schubert (Birth, 1992)
  • Time Is Now (Birth, 1992)
  • Celestial Glory (Birth, 1992)
  • Next Generation (Birth, 1995)
  • Koln Concert One (Birth, 1997)
  • Koln Concert Part 2 (Birth, 1997)
  • Solid Fun with Christian Weidner (Birth, 1998)
  • The 8th of September (Birth, 1999)
  • Survivor (Birth, 2001)
  • Earthlings (Birth, 2001)
  • The Way Out (Birth, 2003)
  • Zeitgeist (Birth, 2006)
  • Celestial Travellin'...and Other Ways to Get Around (Birth, 2006)
  • Stellar Dust (Birth, 2008)
  • Vibes Vibes (Birth, 2009)
  • Lifer (Birth, 2009)
  • Solo Concert - Brandenburg Concerto (Birth, 2012)
  • Holy Lights + Human Rights (Birth, 2014)
  • Fukushima (Birth, 2014)
  • Psychedelic Lullaby for Artificial Babies (Birth, 2014)
  • Bounce (Intuition 2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Who's Who of Jazz (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 183/4. ISBN 0-85112-580-8.

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