| Died: March 3, 1961 Primary Instrument: Flute
Günter Wehinger, born in Austria where he earned a conservatory degree in 1982, subsequently moved to the USA in 1987 to study with the great James Newton in Los Angeles. After a two year period in San Francisco, he returned to Europe. He dove into a musical career that has included both jazz and classical performances as well as intensive teaching duties (music universities of Zürich and Basel). Wehinger‘s flute ranges from pristine and romantic lyricism to hair-raising multiphonics, screames and groans. His albums „As Promised“ 1993 and „Cry Flute“ 1995 were recorded in New York with top players such as Peter Madsen, Michael Cain, Anthony Cox and Pheeroan Aklaff. He is the founder of the European Double Quartet which successfully combines a jazz quartet with a classical string quartet. He is regularely performing and recording with pianist Art Lande in Europe as well as in the United States. Their collaboration so far produced three CDs: „The Hidden Jewel“ (with reed player Paul McCandless), „Trilogy - live“ (with Polish singer Marek Balata) and „In Concert“. As a composer he wrote music for different chamber ensembles as well as for orchestra. In 2006 Wehinger‘s book about the history of jazz („Die kleine Geschichte des Jazz“) has been published by Aura Edition. Wehinger's latest release is the CD FROZEN TIMErecorded with The New Trio (Daniel Pezzotti, cello and Chris Wiesendanger, piano) and with his large ensemble European Double Quartet (jazz quartet plus string quartet).
with Peter Madsen - piano, Peter Herbert - bass, Pheeroan AkLaff - drums
PAO / Verve
with Michael Cain - piano, Anthony Cox - bass, Pheeroan AkLaff - drums
Trilogy - live
with Art Lande - piano, Marek Balata - vocals
The Hidden Jewel
with Paul McCandless - reeds, Art Lande - piano
with Art Lande - piano
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