Mhdb photos & bio     German

 

. The Mhdb Session Trio: since 2010/12
. Since 2010: Bambulete
. 2005-10: The Open & Virtual Mhdb Band. Mhdb sessions. Metropolises, Jazz & Percussion
. 1999-2005: The Mhdb Trio. The Mhdb website
. 1994-98: The Mhdb Duo. Mozart had the Blues
. 1993-96: The Scheik Duo
. 1992-93: The Scheik Trio
. 1989-91: Mozart. The Mhdb Percussion Group & Session Band
. 1964-1989: Pre-Mhdb bands. The Esquires (1964-67),  et al.

 

 

The Mhdb Session Trio: since 2010/12

The Mhdb Session Trio, image, 2014 (from right to left):



The Mhdb Session Trio, 2014. Thanks to Dieter Bitter (g), The White Shadows

 


Mhdb 2019


Mhdb 2018

MhdbAcousticSessions
Mhdb acoustic sessions, 2018-


Mhdb 2017


Mhdb 2016


Mhdb 2015


Mhdb 2014


Mhdb 2014


Mhdb 2013


Thanks to Dieter Bitter (g), The White Shadows, 2012

   Mampf, September 2012, Frankfurt/Main, Germany :

" ... Wed, Sept 12, 2012. Mhdb 2012. - Barbara Nespethal (voc, recorders, key), Anton Cik (key, arr) and Wolfgang Billmann (voc, steeldr, dr). Maybe you remember the following performances at the Mampf: 2000 ('Mozart has the blues' = Mhdb, trio: voc-v-g, voc-b, voc-steeld-d), 1997 ('Mozart has the blues', duo: voc-b, voc-steeld-d), 1996 ('Scheik' ~ Sheik, 5/4, duo: sous, steeld-d), 1994 ('Scheik' ~ Sheik, 5/4, duo: sous, steeld-d), 1993 ('Scheik' ~ Sheik, 5/4, quartet: tbn, key, perc, steeld-d). Based on these performances the repertoire of self-created experimental pieces with absurd German lyrics and a few instrumentals has been developed.  ... "   (www.mampf-jazz.de/programm.html, September 2012, approximate English translation)

Song examples:


"KarlMarxShuffle" (The Mhdb Session Trio, Mhdb session, 2019. 3:38. - 2014)
   MP3 (The Virtual Mhdb Band, computer-generated, updated 2018)
   KarlMarxBambulete (Bambulete, atonal & percussive, updated 2018)
   CharliesShufflete (Bambulete, atonal & percussive, 2010)


"BumerangTrophue" (The Mhdb Session Trio, Mhdb session, 2014. 3:24)
   MP3 (The Virtual Mhdb Band, computer-generated, updated 2018)
   BambuleteRangTrophue (Bambulete,  atonal & percussive, updated 2018)

 

 


The Mhdb title photo 2005-20


The Mhdb Trio (1999-2005)


The Mhdb Duo (1994-98)


The Scheik Duo (1993-96)


The Esquires (Berlin-West, 1964-67)

 

The whole Mhdb story (approx. 1960-), theoretical background (texts, arrangements, melodies, chords, measures), and the 20 pre-Mhdb & Mhdb bands: "Mozart had the Blues, The theory, history & prehistory of 'Mozart has the blues' (Mhdb) - or: an amateur drummer's autobiography". By Wolfgang Billmann, Kassel, Germany, 2015 (updated from time to time, 1st ed. 1997), password via mozarthatdenblues@gmail.com

 

 

German - Mozart has the blues