Hans Reichel

On November 22, 2011,  Hans Reichel passed away at the age of 62 – a master guitarist, improviser and instrument inventor. Thanks to my friend Chris Shaffer for turning me on to him a few years back.

I don’t listen to nearly as much guitar music anymore, but Reichel was one of those guitarists I never tired hearing.  A big influence on me although not always obvious in my music. He’ll be missed.

Suggested Hans Reichel listening:

Death of the Rare Bird Ymir

Coco Bolo Nights

Lower Lurum (features his wonderful daxophone)

Early stuff:

From a performance a few years back: