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Günter Sommer

dr, perc, *1943 DE, Dresden
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Günter "Baby" Sommer (born 25. August 1943 in Dresden) is a German jazz drummer.He studied music in Dresden. He rose to fame in the GDR. He is part of the European free jazz avantgarde. He was part of the trio with Conny Bauer and Peter Kowald. He is now professor for drums and percussion in Dresden. The drummer and composer Christian Lillinger was one of his former students. The album Three Seasons "(HGBS 2014 with Michel Godard and Patrick Bebelaar) was awarded " Album of the Year 2014 " by The New York City Jazz Record.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Cowbell
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Apéro con brio on Sommer: Baby's Party by Till Brönner & Günter Sommer
A Sonic Voice Enclosed in the Wind on Wisdom in Time by Wadada Leo Smith & Günter Sommer
A Soft Drink in Between on Sommer: Baby's Party by Till Brönner & Günter Sommer
Tarantella Rusticana on Wisdom in Time by Wadada Leo Smith & Günter Sommer
Being Born on Between Heaven & Earth by Conrad Bauer, Peter Kowald & Günter Sommer
Pure Stillness on Wisdom in Time by Wadada Leo Smith & Günter Sommer
Trio Improvisation on Peter Kowald: Discography by Peter Kowald
First Shot on Sommer: Baby's Party by Till Brönner & Günter Sommer
Third Shot on Sommer: Baby's Party by Till Brönner & Günter Sommer
Bass-Star Hemispheres (Dedicated to P. K.) on Wisdom in Time by Wadada Leo Smith & Günter Sommer

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Baby's PartyGünter Sommer Guest Till Brönner2018Album
Le Piccole Cose (Live At Theater Gütersloh)Günter Sommer2017Album
Schwebende Riefen Bebende TiefenUli Johannes Kieckbusch, Günter Sommer2017Album
SourcesJohannes Enders & Günter Sommer2016Album
Klänge Und Botschaften Ohne Grenzen Mit Baby Sommer & Friends / Live In Frankfurt (Europäischer Jazz 2014)Günter Sommer2015Album
Three SeasonsGünter Sommer, Michel Godard, Patrick Bebelaar2014Album
Dry Swing / Tandem SpacesOliver Schwerdt & Günter Sommer2013Album
Dedications - Hörmusik IVGünter Sommer2013Album
Cappuccini Klang 2 The Unissued Recordings 1992Gianni Gebbia • Peter Kowald • Günter Sommer2013Album
Songs For KommenoGünter Sommer, Σαβίνα Γιαννάτου, Floros Floridis, Ευγένιος Βούλγαρης, Spilios Kastanis2012Album
Jesper Løvdal Günter Baby SommerJesper Løvdal & Günter Sommer2012Album
Live In JerusalemGünter Sommer2009Album
Peitzer Grand Mit VierenGünter Sommer, Manfred Schoof, Gianluigi Trovesi, Barre Phillips2009Album
AbbaraRafik Schami / Günter Sommer2008Album
Schicht 02Günter Sommer2007Album
Delphinius & LyraRaymond MacDonald / Günter Sommer2007Album
Wisdom In TimeWadada Leo Smith – Günter Sommer2007Album
Hic Sunt LeonesFrank Paul Schubert / Günter Sommer2007Album
Between Heaven And EarthConrad Bauer - Peter Kowald - Günter Sommer2003Album
WokondaAchim Jaroschek + Günter Sommer2003Album
BIBGünter Sommer / Sylvain Kassap / Didier Levallet2002Album
Touch The Earth - Break The ShellsPeter Kowald / Wadada Leo Smith / Günter Sommer1997Compil.
Αφορισμοί - Aphorisms (26 Statements On The Situation)Floros Floridis, Peter Kowald, Günter Sommer1997Album
Merseburger BegegnungHans-Günther Wauer / Theo Jörgensmann / Günter Sommer1994Album
Sächsische Schatulle (Hörmusik III)Günter Sommer1993Album
And So OnMario Schiano • Ernst Reijseger • Günter Sommer • Paul Rutherford • Léon Francioli1992Album
Cappuccini KlangGianni Gebbia • Peter Kowald • Günter Sommer1992Album
Da Sagte Der ButtGünter Grass, Günter Sommer1991Album
Camino FatalGünter Sommer, Ekkehard Jost, Dieter Manderscheid1990Album
Cordes Sur CielGünter Sommer - Sylvain Kassap - Didier Levallet1990Album
RéservéPeter Brötzmann • Günter Sommer Plus Barre Phillips1989Album
In East-BerlinCecil Taylor & Günter Sommer1989Album
RiobecCecil Taylor & Günter Sommer1989Album
The Storming Of The Winter PalaceIrene Schweizer - Maggie Nicols - George Lewis - Joëlle Léandre - Günter Sommer1988Album
Irene Schweizer & Günter SommerIrene Schweizer / Günter Sommer1988Album
Es War Einmal Ein LandGünter Grass & Günter Sommer1987Album
Orpheus '85Sakis Papadimitriou - Günter Sommer1986Album
Verschränkte KonstruktionHans-Günther Wauer / Günter Sommer1986Album
Percussion SummitJohn Purcell / Urszula Dudziak / Smt. R. A. Ramamani / Johnny Dyani / Okay Temiz / Freddie Santiago / T. A. S. Mani / Ed Thigpen / R. A. Rajagopal / Günter Sommer / T. N. Shashikumar / Joe Koinzer1984Album
Pica PicaPeter Brötzmann / Albert Mangelsdorff / Günter Sommer1984Album
If You Want The Kernels You Have To Break The ShellsPeter Kowald / Wadada Leo Smith / Günter Sommer1983Album
Hörmusik ZweiGünter Sommer1983Album
DedicationHans-Günther Wauer, Günter Sommer1982Album
Touch The EarthWadada Leo Smith, Peter Kowald, Günter Sommer1980Album
HörmusikGünter Sommer1980Album
NDR Jazzworkshop ´78/´79Pat Metheny Group / Jan Garbarek Group / Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Klaus Koch, Günter Sommer / Woody Shaw / Albert Mangelsdorff, Arild Andersen, Pierre Favre1979Album
Gruppe "Synopsis"Synopsis - Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky . Conrad Bauer . Ulrich Gumpert . Günter Sommer1974Album
Es War Einmal Ein Land - HörprobeGünter Grass & Günter SommerSingle
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