Hans Reichel

Hans Reichel was born in Hagen, Germany. He began to teach himself violin at age 7, playing in the school orchestra until age 15. Around age 15, he began to play guitar and became interested in rock music, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and later, Frank Zappa, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix. He played in various groups before giving up music for a time while studying graphic design and working as a typesetter. He came back to music in the early 1970s, when he recorded a tape of guitar music. This recording was sent to the jury of the German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt, where he was asked to appear in a special concert for newcomers. Discussions with Jost Gebers, the founder of Free Music Production (FMP), led to the release of Wichlinghauser Blues in 1973. More

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Hans Reichel

Hagen (Niedersachsen, Germany), 1949 – Wuppertal (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany), 2011

  • Performer (daxophone)