Hans Reichel

Hans Reichel

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Hans Reichel
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Hans Reichel was born in Hagen, Germany on 10 May 1949 and played guitar and daxophone. He was a composer, inventor and luthier and also worked as a designer. He died on 22 November 2011 in Wuppertal, Germany.
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Hans Reichel Discography

Albums

Hans Reichel Wichlinghauser Blues (Album) FMP Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Hans Reichel Bonobo (Album) FMP Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* - Guitar Solos 2 (Album) Caroline Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
Rüdiger Carl / Hans Reichel Rüdiger Carl / Hans Reichel - Buben (Album) FMP Germany 1978 Sell This Version
FMP 0640 Hans Reichel The Death Of The Rare Bird Ymir(LP, Album) FMP FMP 0640 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
FMP 0830 Hans Reichel Bonobo Beach: Some More Guitar Solos(LP, Album) FMP FMP 0830 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Hans Reichel The Dawn Of Dachsman (Album) FMP Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Hans Reichel Coco Bolo Nights (Album) FMP Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Hans Reichel & Tom Cora Hans Reichel & Tom Cora - Angel Carver ("Live" In Milwaukee And Chicago) (Album) FMP Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FMP CD 33 Deane*Hirsch*Hwang*Koch*Lovens*Morris*Reichel*Schütz* : X-Communication Deane*Hirsch*Hwang*Koch*Lovens*Morris*Reichel*Schütz* : X-Communication - X-Communication(CD, Album) FMP FMP CD 33 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Intakt CD 023 Wädi Gysi & Hans Reichel Wädi Gysi & Hans Reichel - Show-Down In Zürich And Tokyo(CD) Intakt Records Intakt CD 023 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
FMP CD 36 Hans Reichel Duets With Fred Frith And Kazuhisa Uchihashi* Hans Reichel Duets With Fred Frith And Kazuhisa Uchihashi* - Stop Complaining / Sundown(CD, Album) FMP FMP CD 36 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
FMP CD 46 Hans Reichel Shanghaied On Tor Road(CD, Album) FMP FMP CD 46 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
BRD 016 Hans Reichel Lower Lurum(CD, Album) Rastascan Records BRD 016 US 1994 Sell This Version
REP 4688-WY Hans Reichel & Eroc Hans Reichel & Eroc - The Return Of Onkel Boskopp(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records REP 4688-WY Germany 1997 Sell This Version
ZEN-006 Uchihashi Kazuhisa & Hans Reichel Uchihashi Kazuhisa & Hans Reichel - King Pawns(CD, Album) Zenbei Record ZEN-006 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
all 003 Hans Reichel Yuxo A New Daxophone Operetta(CD, Album) a/l/l all 003 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
jw 030, jazzwerkstatt 030 Wolfgang Schmidtke, Peter Weiss (4), Christian Ramond, Hans Reichel, Manfred Schoof, Matthias Schriefl, Ute Völker, Conny Bauer* Wolfgang Schmidtke, Peter Weiss (4), Christian Ramond, Hans Reichel, Manfred Schoof, Matthias Schriefl, Ute Völker, Conny Bauer* - Heimatlieder(CD, Album) Jazzwerkstatt, Jazzwerkstatt jw 030, jazzwerkstatt 030 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
AM 192 CD Ganesh Anandan, Hans Reichel Ganesh Anandan, Hans Reichel - Self Made(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 192 CD Canada 2009 Sell This Version
icr-020 Hans Reichel & Kazuhisa Uchihashi* Hans Reichel & Kazuhisa Uchihashi* - King Pawns - Live In Berlin 2006(CD, Album) Innocent Records (2) icr-020 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
FMP 0400/1 Hans Reichel | Sven-Åke Johansson Hans Reichel | Sven-Åke Johansson - Erdmännchen (Unreleased Version)(5xFile, FLAC, Album) FMP FMP 0400/1 US 2013

Singles & EPs

FMP S 5 Hans Reichel Sologuitar(7", Single) FMP FMP S 5 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Be 4 Hans Reichel Daxophone(7", Ltd, Gre) Table Of The Elements Be 4 US 1993 Sell This Version
O 8 Hans Reichel Variations On Jay(7", Ltd, Whi) Table Of The Elements O 8 US 1993 Sell This Version
es-11 / ONE series #6 Hans Reichel / Franz Hautzinger Hans Reichel / Franz Hautzinger - Tisch Null / Duckdate(7") Emphase Records es-11 / ONE series #6 Germany 2008 Sell This Version

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Bradx

Bradx

September 13, 2013
Visionary genius of futuristic free-guitar. Reichel played improvised avant-jazz but always accessible and never self-indulgent. All his FMP albums come highly recommended for the outer-limits musical explorer. Later in his career he outgrew the guitar and invented his own instrument - the Daxophone - a thin wooden blade mic'ed up and played with a bow. It has a unique, almost vocal, sound. He also invented and manufactured many variations on the standard guitar with different positioning of fretboards and even a double neck back-to-back guitar with no body. He would always find new ways to play guitar - ie with an electric shaver.
Alas Hans passed away in 2011 but left us his amazing musical legacy and his reputation as a true pioneer will, I'm sure, continue to grow.
His website daxo.de is still active and is an original, captivating and engaging site rich with Reichel's elliptical and humourous 'take' on music.
Reichel was also an accomplished font designer and many of his fonts are still very popular, especially in advertising.

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