Mhdb photos & bio     German

. Since 2010/12-: The Mhdb Session Trio
. 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.


Since 2010/12-: The Mhdb Session Trio

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Over some 20 years (approx. 1990-2010) Mhdb have created a repertoire of 43 own songs, which have been interpreted by The Mhdb Session Trio as 'Mhdb standards' on the Mhdb sessions and which were fully documented on live video in 2016
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From October 2017 to April 2018, the Mhdb MP3s were updated
- Song examples (see below):  "KarlMarxShuffle", "BumerangTrophue"

The Mhdb Session Trio, image, 2014 (from right to left):
- Barbara Nespethal (voc, recorders)
- Anton Cik (key, arr)
- Wolfgang Billmann (voc, steeld, d)



Thanks to Dieter Bitter (g), The White Shadows, 2014



Mhdb 2018

MhdbAcousticSessions
Mhdb acoustic sessions, 2018-



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, 2014. 3:43)
   - 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 since 2005


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 - A-Z