picture of Klaus Wunderlich
Klaus Wunderlich
Klaus Wunderlich has been for long time a synonyme of the best entertainment on the Hammond with light music. Only few people could realize Klaus to be a fantastic jazz organist: An album called "In the Miller mood" presents samples of his swinging organ playing.
 
Klaus, who was born 1931 in the Saxonian city of Chemitz, is self taught. But still, he is grateful for the initial piano lessons which his parents made him take at the age of seven. Music was sheer pleasure to him. Klaus started his professional career with arranging and composing pieces for dance orchestras, went with a band to West Germany in 1951 and played his way through the country as an accordanist and pianist. Finally in 1955, he made friends with a Hammond organ and a little later, delivered the first disc with a sound that created a furore.
 
Disc millionaire Wunderlich developed the combination of music with the technique of his electronic organ to a degree of perfection and maturity, which put him in the top rank of keyboard virtuosos.

Klaus died of cardiac arrest on 28 October 1997 at the age of 66 only.
 
Thanks to Carsten Sechtenbeck for the picture of Klaus Wunderlich and his discography, and to Ross Davidson who contributed part of the text.

contact:
homepage: www.klauswunderlich.de

 

Discography
Double Swing
Telefunken SLE 14223-P
recorded ??
Klaus Wunderlich, Hammond organ
Swing It!
Telefunken SUX 4894
recorded ??
Klaus Wunderlich, Hammond organ
100% Swing
Telefunken SUX 4943
recorded ??
Klaus Wunderlich, Hammond organ
Swing Again
Telefunken SUX 5117
recorded ??
Klaus Wunderlich, Hammond organ
Mr. Hammond Gag
Telefunken SLE 14446-P
recorded ??
Klaus Wunderlich, Hammond organ
Barmusik
Telefunken SLE 14623-P
recorded 1965
Klaus Wunderlich, Hammond organ, piano
Strictly Hammond
Telefunken SUX 5088
recorded ??
Klaus Wunderlich, Hammond organ
Hammond Gala
Telefunken SLE 14613-P
recorded 1973
Klaus Wunderlich, Hammond organ
Sound 2000
Telefunken SLE 14715-P
recorded 1973
Klaus Wunderlich, Moog synthsizer
In The Miller Mood
Telefunken 6.23026
recorded 1977 in Germany
Klaus Wunderlich, WERSI Helios organ
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Ariola 206124-365
recorded 1984
Klaus Wunderlich, WERSI Helios organ
Multi Orchestral Organ Sound
Telefunken 6.23026
recorded 1987
Klaus Wunderlich, WERSI Helios organ
A Tribute To Frank Sinatra
Telefunken 9031-72569
recorded 1990
Klaus Wunderlich, WERSI Spectra organ
Klaus Wunderlich Special
Telefunken 412.796
recorded 1996
Klaus Wunderlich, WERSI Spectra organ
Jeepers Creepers

released 2000
Klaus Wunderlich, organ
Hubert Deuringer, accordion

 
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