Klaus Kugel

drums, percussion

  • phone: + 49 2264 40 49 461
  • mobile: + 49 173 25 450 25
  • email: mail [at] klauskugel.com

Discography

Selected Discography:

THE UNIVERSE

released in 2014

Perry Robinson - clarinet, okarina
Robert Kusiolek - accordion
Christian Ramond - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion, sound objects
• artwork by Elena Chekanova
• mixed & mastered by Robert Kusiolek
reviews: polish-jazz.blogspot.ch www.freejazzblog.org jazzquad.ru

Label: www.multikulti.com


STONE FOG

released in 2013

Waclaw Zimpel - bassclarinet, alto & Bb clarinet, tarogato, overtone flute, composition
Krzysztof Dys - piano
Christian Ramond - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion
• recorded November 2012 by Klaus Kugel
• mixed & mastered by Ulrich Seipel, Germany
reviews: longplay.blox.pl impropozycja.blogspot.de polish-jazz.blogspot.de www.freejazzblog.org polish-jazz.blogspot.de longplayrecenzje.blox.pl www.birminghamtimes.com www.chicagoreader.com www.birdistheworm.com www.romainjazz.it www.4arts.it search2.downtownmusicgallery.com midwestrecord.com jazzalchemist.blogspot.no

Label: ForTune Records for-tune.pl www.multikulti.com

Resources: www.quartet.waclawzimpel.pl


OP DER SCHMELZ LIVE

released in 2013

Roby Glod - alto & soprano saxophones
Roberta Piket - piano
Mark Tokar - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
• Recorded Live by Boris Thomé at Centre Culturel OP DER SCHMELZ in Dudelange, Luxembourg, Feb 2010
• Mastered by Ulrich Seipel, USM Production, Darmstadt, Germany
• Artwork & graphic design by Fanro Airam, Posnan, Poland
• Linernotes by Howard Mandel, NYC, USA
• reviews: www.allaboutjazz.com www.musiczoom.it longplayrecenzje.blox.pl www.hisvoice.cz jazzquad.ru www.allaboutjazz.com www.citizenjazz.com www.jazzword.com audio.com.pl blog.monsieurdelire.com

Label: Nemu Records [nemu 010] www.nemu-records.com

Resources: www.RobyGlodQuartet.com


MILOBEDZKA / ZIMPEL - TYLE TEGO TY

released in 2012

Krystyna Miùobædzka - poetry
Wacùaw Zimpel - Bb clarinet, alto clarinet, harmonium, fujara, composition
Christian Ramond - double bass
Klaus Kugel - percussion
• editor: Jaroslaw Borowiec
• recorded, mixed and mastered by Eryk Kozlowski, 2012 in Posnan, Poland
ISBN 978-83-934202-3-0 www.popupmusic.pl polish-jazz.blogspot.de

Label: maltafundacja - www.multikulti.com


AFFINITY

released in 2012

Pawel Postaremczak - tenor and soprano saxophone
Ksawery Wojcinski - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
• recorded live 2011 in Kracow, Poland
• mixed & mastered by Ulrich Seipel, Germany
• Artwork & graphic design by Fanro Airam, Poland
reviews: jazzarium.pl polish-jazz.blogspot.de www.kronics.com

Label: www.multikulti.com

Resources: www.postaremczak.wojcinski.kugel-trio.com


ACROSS THE SKY

released in 2012

John Dikeman - tenor saxophone
Raoul van der Weide - contrabass, crackle box
Klaus Kugel - drums
• recorded April 2011 @ SchauspielHaus Bergneustadt, Germany
• mixed & mastered by Ulrich Seipel, Germany
bun.tomajazz.com www.enola.be www.jazzenzo.nl draaiomjeoren.blogspot.nl grisli.canalblog.com thejazzword.blogspot.de www.hisvoice.cz improv.hu jazzquad.ru italia.allaboutjazz.com www.writteninmusic.com

Label: nottwo.com theshop.free-jazz.net

Resources: www.dikeman-kugel-vanderweide.inemu.com www.doek.org


UNDIVIDED - Moves Between Clouds

released in 2011

Perry Robinson - clarinet
Waclaw Zimpel - clarinet, bass clarinet, tarogato
Bobby Few - piano
Mark Tokar - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
• recorded live 2009 in Warsaw, Poland
• mixed & mastered by Ulrich Seipel, Germany
polish-jazz.blogspot.com jazzwrap.blogspot.com jazzarium.pl longplayrecenzje.blox.pl jazzalchemist.blogspot.com www.radiojazz.fm jazzarium.pl freejazz-stef.blogspot.com jazzalchemist.blogspot.com grisli.canalblog.com jazzapart.free.fr popupmusic.pl es.paperblog.com polifonia.blog.polityka.pl improv.hu www.screenagers.pl wyborcza.pl www.kwadratuur.be www.musiczoom.it subiektywnydziennikmuzyczny.blogspot.com www.megarecenzje.pl www.cuadernosdejazz.com www.allaboutjazz.com audio.com.pl thejazzword.blogspot.com blog.monsieurdelire.com www.tokafi.com notallthatjazz.wordpress.com www.cultradio.ru italia.allaboutjazz.com

Label: Multikulti [MPT002] www.multikulti.com

Resources: www.undivided.pl www.waclawzimpel.pl www.jo-lachowski.com www.squidco.com


NUNTIUM

released in 2011

Robert Kusiolek - accordion, electronics
Anton Sjarov - violin, voice
Ksawery Wojcinski - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion, sound objects
• artwork by Elena Chekanova
• recorded & mastered by Robert Kusiolek
polish-jazz.blogspot.com jazzwrap.blogspot.com bun.tomajazz.com improv.hu thejazzword.blogspot.com italia.allaboutjazz.com www.kwadratuur.be www.musiczoom.it grisli.canalblog.com www.uwolnijmuzyke.pl thewholenote.com cliffordallen.blogspot.com www.tokafi.com www.allaboutjazz.com www.nestor.minsk.by www.cultradio.ru www.jazzflits.nl

Label: Multikulti [MPCC002] www.multikulti.com

Resources: www.robertkusiolek.com www.squidco.com


GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY - VISIONS

released in 2010

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, percussion
Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion
• recorded 2007 @ VISION FESTIVAL XII, NYC, USA
• artwork by Petras Repsys
• mixed & mastered by Ulrich Seipel
www.GanelinTrio.com (trio official website)
www.squidco.com www.jazzloft.com

Label: SoLyd Records [SLR 0399] www.solyd-records.ru


ANDRÉ-TOKAR-KUGEL - VARPAI

released in 2010

Andrë Pabarèiûtë - voice
Mark Tokar - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion, sound objects
• recorded May 2009
• mixed & mastered by Ulrich Seipel
• reviews: www.allaboutjazz.com www.jazzreview.com freejazz-stef.blogspot.com www.squidsear.com jazzalchemist.blogspot.com www.kwadratuur.be magazinuni.cz touchingextremes.wordpress.com www.nestor.minsk.by www.musiczoom.it cliffordallen.blogspot.com longplay.blox.pl

Label: Nemu Records [nemu 010] ▶▶▶▶▶▶ www.varpai.de

Resources: www.nemu-records.com itunes.apple.com www.musicload.de


UNDIVIDED - The Passion

released in 2010

Waclaw Zimpel - clarinet, bass clarinet, tarogato
Bobby Few - piano
Mark Tokar - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
• recorded live 2009 in Torun, Poland
• mixed & mastered by Ulrich Seipel, Germany
www.pointofdeparture.org thewholenote.com freejazz-stef.blogspot.com italia.allaboutjazz.com jazzalchemist.blogspot.com www.kwadratuur.be www.nestor.minsk.by thewholenote.com www.cuadernosdejazz.com www.polskieradio.pl jacktorrance-overlookhotel.blogspot.com

Label: Multikulti MPI011

Resources: www.waclawzimpel.pl www.multikulti.com www.squidco.com


STEVE SWELL’s SLAMMIN’ THE INFINITE - 5000 Poems

released in 2010

Steve Swell - trombone
Sabir Mateen - tenor and alto saxophones, flute, clarinet, alto clarinet
John Blum - piano
Matt Heyner - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
• recorded 2007 @ Park West Studios, NYC, USA
www.jazzreview.com www.jazzin.rs jazz.about.com

Label: NotTwo Records MW 827-2

Resources: nottwo.com


STEFAN HEIDTMANN PROJECT - Omorfia

released in 2010

Reiner Winterschladen - trumpet
Gerd Dudek - tenor and soprano saxophone
Stefan Heidtmann - piano, composition
Dieter Manderscheid - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
• recorded August 2009 @ LOFT, Koeln, Germany

Label: Shaa-music

Resources: itunes.apple.com


FIVE SPOT - POLTVA [ Live in Lviv 2007 ]

released in 2008

Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Yuri Yaremchuk - soprano & tenor saxophones, clarinets
Roberta Piket - piano
Mark Tokar - double bass
Klaus Kugel – drums

• recorded 2007 @ Jazz Festival BEZZ in Lviv, Ukraine
• mixed & mastered by Ulrich Seipel
blogcritics.org freejazz-stef.blogspot.com

Label: SoLyd Records

Resources: cdbaby.com


BALTIC TRIO - Live at Jazz Welten Dresden 2005

released in 2008

Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Vladimir Volkov - double bass
Klaus Kugel – drums
• recorded @ Jazz Welten 2005, Dresden, Germany

Label: Bomba Piter / CDMAN 361-08

Resources: www.amazon.com www.russiandvd.com


CHARLES GAYLE TRIO - Forgiveness

released in 2008

Charles Gayle - alto saxophone
Hillard Greene - bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
• recorded live at Jazzga Club, Lodz, Poland, April 2007
trio website: www.gayle.greene.kugel-trio.com

Label: NotTwo Records MW 805-2

Resources: nottwo.com


Steve Swell Presents: RIVERS OF SOUND ENSEMBLE ..... News From the Mystic Auricle

released in 2008

Steve Swell - trombone
Roy Campbell - trumpet, flugelhorn
Sabir Mateen - tenor sax, flute, clarinet, alto sax
Hilliard Greene - bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
• recorded January 2007 @ Park West Studios, NYC, USA
www.pointofdeparture.org www.allaboutjazz.com www.allaboutjazz.com

Label: NotTwo Records / MW 797-2

Resources: nottwo.com


GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY - Live in Lugano

released in 2007

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, percussion
Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion
• recorded 2006 by Radio Svizzera
• artwork by Petras Repsys
• mixed & mastered by Ulrich Seipel
www.GanelinTrio.com (trio official website)

Label: Nottwo Records MW-783

Resources: nottwo.com


YATOKU

released in 2007

Yuriy Yaremchuk - soprano & tenor saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet
Mark Tokar - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
• recorded 2006 in Kracow, Poland
freejazz-stef.blogspot.com jazzarium.pl

Label: NotTwo Records MW 782-2

Resources: nottwo.com


STEVE SWELL’s SLAMMIN’ THE INFINITE - Live At The Vision Festival

released in 2007

Steve Swell - trombone
Sabir Mateen - tenor and alto saxophones, flute, clarinet, alto clarinet
John Blum - piano
Matt Heyner - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion

Label: NotTwo Records MW780-2

Resources: nottwo.com


GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY - Live At The Lithuanian National Philharmony Vilnius 2005 (DVD)

released in 2006

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, percussion
Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion

" ... improvisational genius of the highest order" - Tom Sekowski, The Live Music Report, January 2008, USA

infos and reviews: www.GanelinTrio.com

Label: Nemu Records / Nemu 005

Resources: itunes.apple.com www.musicload.de


CARNIVAL SKIN

released in 2006

Perry Robinson - clarinets
Peter Evans - trumpet, piccolo trumpet, slide trumpet
Bruce Eisenbeil - acoustic and electric guitars
Hill Greene - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussions
[mastered by Ulrich Seipel]
"Carnival Skin is a killer quintet formed by guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil and drummer Klaus Kugel ... to make one of the hottest line-ups in free jazz of the past ten years. Maybe twenty."
- Dan Warburton, PARIS TRANSATLANTIC, January 2007

Label: Nemu Records / Nemu 003

Resources: www.CarnivalSkin.com
www.vivo.pl www.kwadratuur.be


STEVE SWELL’s SLAMMIN’ THE INFINITE - Remember Now

released in 2006

Steve Swell - trombone
Sabir Mateen - tenor and alto saxophones, flute, clarinet, alto clarinet
Matt Heyner - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums

Label: Nottwo Records / MW 772-2

Resources: nottwo.com


GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY - Live in Germany

released in 2005

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, percussion
Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion

www.GanelinTrio.com (trio official webpage)

Label: Auris Media 005

Resources: www.aurismedia.com itunes.apple.com


Theo Jörgensmann FELLOWSHIP

released in 2005

Charlie Mariano - alto saxophone
Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Theo Jörgensmann - clarinet
Karl Berger - vibraphon and piano
Kent Carter - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums

Label: HatHut / hatOLOGY 616

Resources: www.bagatellen.com www.allaboutjazz.com


WINDSLEEPERS - La Fiancée Du Pirate

released in 2005

Christine Clément - vocals, trumpet
Roby Glod - alto & soprano saxophone
Stefan Heidtmann - keyboards
Peter Schönfeld - electric double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion
www.jazzreview.com www.allaboutjazz.com

Label: shaa-music 1018-1105

Resources: www.myspace.com windsleepers.shaa-music.de


SYNTOPIA QUARTET - MARS

released in 2005

Albrecht Maurer - violin, gothic fiddle
Claudio Puntin - bassclarinet, clarinet
Dieter Manderscheid - double bass
Klaus Kugel - percussions, sound objects

Pick of the Week: Syntopia Quartet "Mars" (Nemu, 2006)
review by Justin Glick, Jazz Music Director, WNUR 89.3 FM, Chicago, march 2006

"The first release from the brand new Berlin based label Nemu, owned and operated by Maurer and Kugel, represents an incredibly auspicious beginning. “Mars” is a beautifully unclassifiable record that blends contemporary classical with free improvisation to such an extent that it’s not always easy to tell which parts are scored and which are not. But intricacy and interplay take the forefront throughout creating a new kind of modern chamber music. Musicianship is exemplary with each player on the same page as the others at all times making this music and the album as a whole firmly gel. Highly recommended that you all try to find this one."

Reviews by Bill Shoemaker in www.pointofdeparture.org and by Glenn Astarita in www.allaboutjazz.com . The CD "MARS" (nemu 001) has been selected by www.jazztokyo.com to be among the 15 best international albums of the year 2006.

Label: Nemu Records / nemu 001

Resources: nemu-records.com


GREAT SPIRIT

released in 2005

James Finn - tenor saxophone
Deanna Witkowski - piano
Leon Lee Dorsey - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion

www.allaboutjazz.com www.dustedmagazine.com

Label: Nottwo Records MW764-2

Resources: nottwo.com


THE LAST MATADOR

released in 2005

James Finn - tenor & soprano saxophones, wood flute
Warren Smith - drums (left channel)
Klaus Kugel - drums (right channel)

Live at Tribes NYC January-21-2005

Label: Gingko Leaf Records 001

Resources: www.bagatellen.com


INTO THE AFTERWORLD

released in 2005

James Finn - tenor & soprano saxophones, wood flute
Warren Smith - drums - (left channel)
Klaus Kugel - drums (right channel)

Live at Tribes NYC April-08-2005

Label: Gingko Leaf Records 002

Resources: www.bagatellen.com


Slammin’ The Infinite

released in 2004

Steve Swell - trombone
Sabir Mateen - tenor and alto saxophones, flute, clarinet, alto clarinet
Matt Heyner - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion

Label: Cadence Jazz Records 1174

Resources: www.cadencejazzrecords.com


PETRAS VYSNIAUSKAS QUARTET - Light In The Dark

released in 2003

Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Karl Berger - vibraphon and piano
Kent Carter - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums

Label: Juosta Records 010

Resources: www.dangus.net


STEFAN HEIDTMANN PROJECT - Hay Que Salir Adelante

released in 2003

Reiner Winterschladen - trumpet
Gerd Dudek - tenor and soprano saxophone
Stefan Heidtmann - piano, composition
Dieter Manderscheid - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums

Label: shaa-music 1009-0102

Resources: www.shaa-music.de


MICHEL PILZ TRIO - Arbor

released in 2003

Michel Pilz - bass clarinet
Christian Ramond - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums


Label: shaa-music 1013-1002

Resources: www.michelpilz.com


CATHEDRALS

released in 2003

Christian Bollmann - voice, trumpet, percussion
Roger Hanschel - saxes, flute
Stefan Heidtmann - piano, synthesizer, live-sampling
Klaus Kugel - percussion, wood-bells, chimes, drums, ballast-string

Label: shaa-music 1015-0403

Resources: www.shaa-music.de


THEO JÖRGENSMANN QUARTET
To Ornette - Hybrid Identity

released in 2002

Theo Jörgensmann - clarinet
Christopher Dell - vibes
Christian Ramond - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
5/5 stars in www.jazzreview.com

Label: HatHut / hatOLOGY 576

Resources: theojoergensmann.kulturserver.de


ORNAMENTS OF LIGHT AND SOUND

released in 2002

Roger Hanschel - saxes, flute
Stefan Heidtmann - piano, synthesizer, live-sampling
Klaus Kugel - percussion, wood-bells, chimes, drums, ballast-string

Label: shaa-music 1011-0602

Resources: www.shaa-music.de


STEFAN HEIDTMANN PROJECT - Blue Sand And Green Sky

released in 2002

Reiner Winterschladen - trumpet
Gerd Dudek - tenor and soprano saxophone
Stefan Heidtmann - piano, composition
Vitold Rek - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums

Label: shaa-music 1009-0102

Resources: www.shaa-music.de


EUROPEAN ECHOES

released in 2000

Bobo Stenson - piano
Albrecht Maurer - violin
Theo Jörgensmann - clarinet
Kent Carter - double bass
Christopher Dell - vibes
Barre Phillips - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums
Christian Ramond - double bass
a.o.

Label: Bev 2303016-2


SNJIBLOEMEN

released in 1999

THEO JÖRGENSMANN QUARTET
Theo Jörgensmann - clarinet
Christopher Dell - vibes
Christian Ramond - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums

Label: HatHut / hatOLOGY 539

Resources: theojoergensmann.kulturserver.de


TA EKO MO

released in 1998

THEO JÖRGENSMANN QUARTET
Theo Jörgensmann - clarinet
Christopher Dell - vibes
Christian Ramond - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums

Label: z.o.o 29-1

Resources: theojoergensmann.kulturserver.de theshop.free-jazz.net


DRAFT - Traveling Birds

released in 1994

Reiner Winterschladen - trumpet
Frank Gratkowski - saxophones
Kai Kanthak - e-bass
Klaus Kugel - drums

recorded at the LOFT, Köln

Label: JHM 68