Jens Bunge joins me on episode 63.
Jens is a German chromatic player who started out playing the tremolo, before discovering Stevie Wonder. He then found Toots Thielemans and he started teaching himself jazz by ear and joined the local big band. He released his first album in 1991 with members of this band, and has since released a number of other albums of mostly original material, as well as guesting on albums by other artists.
Jens has travelled extensively, particular in Asia, where he has tapped into the burgeoning chromatic harmonic scene there, and has been invited to play at numerous concerts and the Asian harmonica festivals. Jens is also appearing at the HarmonicaUK Chromatic Weekend June 18/19, 2022.
Soundcloud for more of Jens’ recordings:
Hohner ‘Masters of the Harmonica’:
HarmonicaUK Chromatic Weekend:
The Getaway soundtrack: end credits:
That Misty Red Beast played by Jens:
Tribute to Toots & Bill with Andreas Hertel trio:
2016 HarmonicaUK festival with Chris Collis:
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