4 January 2009

Gunter Hampel-(Ballet) sympony#5 and 6(birth lp 03 1971)


Yet another wonderful Contribution from Anonymous P...
Again there seems to be little info about this lp anywhere on line..For those who aren't familiar with hampel's oeuvre, i suggest a visit to his own comprehensive website.
http://www.gunterhampelmusic.de/

http://www.gunterhampelmusic.de/about_gunter/mygunterlife-2.html

GUNTER HAMPEL - (BALLET) SYMPHONY NO. 5 & 6
Birth, 003, 1971
side 1:
BALLET - SYMPHONY NO.5
NYC, Jan 1970
Jeanne Lee - voc
Maxine Gregg - cello
Jack Gregg - b
Bob Moses - d
GH - fl, vib, perc

side 2:
SYMPHONY NO. 6
Den Haag, May 1971
Michel Waisfisz - putney synth
GH - ss, vib, ocarina


see also
http://www.bagatellen.com/?p=2029

Glmlr says "For the record, and perhaps for those who weren't then born, but also perhaps for Americans too, it's worth taking a moment just to step back and ponder the extraordinary length, breadth, height, depth and width of Gunter Hampel's remarkable contribution to improvised music. Some of his earliest moments were, in my opinion, his finest. His early bands, 1964/65, had some then-unknown sidemen named merely Manfred Schoof, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Buschi Niebergall, and Pierre Courbois. He was one of the original members of the Globe Unity Orchestra, and an early collaborator of Willem Breuker. His 1968 band included an unheard-of guitar player named John McLaughlin. His marriage to vocalist Jeanne Lee brought in a black-American consciousness to his music. His extensive Birth label did much to document not only his own path and direction, mostly on vibes and bass-clarinet, but that of a vast number of ad-hoc collaborators from both continents. In short, this fellow is a walking encyclopaedia of one corner of free-jazz and free improvisation. May the gods bless him."

9 comments:

sotise said...

320 kbs
http://www.mediafire.com/?ugyi2wmzfie

glmlr said...

Thanks, Sotise. For the record, and perhaps for those who weren't then born, but also perhaps for Americans too, it's worth taking a moment just to step back and ponder the extraordinary length, breadth, height, depth and width of Gunter Hampel's remarkable contribution to improvised music. Some of his earliest moments were, in my opinion, his finest. His early bands, 1964/65, had some then-unknown sidemen named merely Manfred Schoof, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Buschi Niebergall, and Pierre Courbois. He was one of the original members of the Globe Unity Orchestra, and an early collaborator of Willem Breuker. His 1968 band included an unheard-of guitar player named John McLaughlin. His marriage to vocalist Jeanne Lee brought in a black-American consciousness to his music. His extensive Birth label did much to document not only his own path and direction, mostly on vibes and bass-clarinet, but that of a vast number of ad-hoc collaborators from both continents. In short, this fellow is a walking encyclopaedia of one corner of free-jazz and free improvisation. May the gods bless him.

Anonymous said...

thanks Glmir - will put more rare oop early Hampel up here soon (though it must be said, everyone who enjoyed this should suport him and buy something from his site)

1009 said...

I'll 2nd the thanks. Any Hampel is much appreciated. I haven't seen much of his stuff in the shops, although I did pick up his ESP set a few months back at Dusty Groove. Great record.

I was happy to check *Familie* too. Too bad about the sound on that one, but one cool thing about the lo-fidelity is that Braxton, Hampel, & Lee at times become (for me, at least) almost indistinguishable. Like 3 voices, somewhere between "human" & "instrument."

Anonymous said...

I got this here for you - and the megaupload-links still working - and believe me: it's great!!!

GUNTER HAMPEL & JEANNE LEE
May 9, 1981 – Berlin/GDR, Volksbuehne (Berliner Jazzbuehne '81)
Jeanne Lee voc; Gunter Hampel vib/fl/bcl.

1. SPIELPLATZ (Gunter Hampel) – 10:15 [vib]
2. FUNKY GET DOWN (Gunter Hampel) – 12:02 [bcl]
3. FREEDOM OF THE UNIVERSE (Gunter Hampel) – 13:25 [vib]
4. THAT CAME DOWN ON ME (Gunter Hampel) – 12:02 [vib]
5. IMPROVISATION (Hampel/Lee) – 8:05 [fl]

Length: 5t/56'33"
Source: rb/ORB, Radio Brandenburg "Jazz Live" 1997 (Aufn. Rundfunk der DDR)
Lineage: DAT > HD > FLAC > mp3 (320kbs)

I found this great Duo today at DIME and my best regards for the original uploader there "SAMMLER_KK" !!!!!!
This is a diamond!!! And a good Sound Quality!!

I just cut out the audience, normalized the sound and removed the backgroundnoise at the last track.....transcoded it back to mp3 lame 320kbs and reupped it....

http://sharebee.com/60141e9a
http://sharebee.com/0284cd29

enjoy
treibstoff

sambeck2001 said...

thank you, sotise, for this rip. i am not able, to rip it by myself, but i can provide cover art.

i appreciate every gunter hampel, i don't know yet about! thanks treibstoff for this performance, i only heard about, but never could catch it. i'm owning only an amiga-lp "jazzbuehne berlin '81" with an excerpt of "that came down on me". so i am happy to find it here.

sambec

sambeck2001 said...

As promised:

http://rapidshare.com/files/180735983/birth003coverart.zip

have fun

sambec

ghostrancedance said...

Thank you!

This appears to be quite an intriguing recording. It's downloading as I type this. I look forward to hearing it!

marten512 said...

Thank you.
I particularly liked Symphony No 6.
Out of interest, is 'Michel Waisfisz' the same as 'Michel Waisvisz'?