domingo, 7 de febrero de 2016

MARTIN PYRKER


Nacido  el 27 de agosto de 1954 en Viena, descubrió su amor por el piano y porel Blues  en 1971, cuando tenía 17 años joven y empezaba a tocar la batería , lo que hizo durante unos cuatro años 
Un programa de blues en la radio, conoció a  los pianistas Vince Weber, Hans-Georg Möller y Axel Zwingenberger de Hamburgo, que causaba en ese momento la fiebre del boogie woogie en Alemania, y el encuentro con el "gurú de blues" vienés Hans Maitner, protagonista del legendarioa programa de radio "Living blues" dejó absolutamente  fascinado a Martin Pyrker 
Solo y junto con muchos otros artistas conocidos en el país como en el extranjero, Martin dio un montón de conciertos en clubes de jazz, bares de blues y al blues y festivales  donde también compartió el piano con leyendas ya desaparecidas del blues: Blind John Davis, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Slim, Champion Jack Dupree, sólo para mencionar algunos de ellos.
Desde el festival de boogie woogie  de Colonia (WDR 1974) y Viena (sala de conciertos 1976) el renacimiento de boogie woogie 
Más de 2000 actuaciones y conciertos en el país y en el extranjero han dejado su huella en la carrera Pyrkers desde entonces. Grabando gran cantidad de discos. 
Desde 1999 está acompañado con frecuencia por su hija Sabine en la batería, que alcanzaron en la experiencia profesional de su parte absoluta y motiva a su padre de nuevo en cada una de sus actuaciones de una manera refrescante.
Martin Pyrker hoy en día es el más conocido auténticos blues y el boogie pianista en Austria y sus discos son bien conocidos en EE.UU. también, el país de origen de este tipo de música.






                                   



                                   


Born on August 27th,1954 in Vienna, discovered his love for the piano and thereby for the blues in 1971, when he was 17 years young and already playing the drums for 4 years.
A blues program on the radio, an acquaintance with the pianists Vince Weber, Hans-Georg Möller and Axel Zwingenberger from Hamburg, who caused at that time the boogie woogie fever in Germany, and the meeting with the Viennese “blues guru” Hans Maitner, protagonist of the legendary radio program “Living Blues” fascinated Martin Pyrker of a kind of music that has meanwhile become 100 years old: the classical piano-blues and boogie-woogie.

Pyrker’s legendary concerts in the 1970s with Zwingenberger, Weber and Möller and, originated from this, the first piano-boogie woogie record in Austria (“Boogie Woogie Session 76” / EMI) were the beginning of a growing enthusiasm for this kind of music in Austria and Germany and influenced further generations of young pianists.

Solo and together with many other well-known artists at home and abroad, Martin gave a lot of concerts in jazz clubs, blues bars and at blues and boogie festivals, where he also shared the piano with long gone legends of the blues: Blind John Davis, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Slims, Champion Jack Dupree, just to mention a few of them.

Since the legendary boogie woogie festival of Cologne (WDR 1974) and Vienna (concert hall 1976) the renaissance of boogie woogie could not be stopped anymore, unnumerous tours through Europe and USA followed (as "Stars of Boogie Woogie" and others).

More than 2000 performances and concerts at home and abroad have left their mark on Pyrkers career since then.
Also a lot of records were produced, out from a repertoire of more than 100 own compositions and the most important blues and boogie woogie standards, solo and together with international stars of the blues, recorded in Vienna, Wels, Paris and Fort Worth.

Since 1999 he is accompanied frequently by his daughter Sabine on the drums, who attained in the meanwhile absolute professional experience and motivates her father anew at each of their performances in a refreshing way.
Martin Pyrker today is the most known authentic blues and boogie pianist in Austria and his CDs are well known in USA too, the origin country of this kind of music.

 


                 



MARTIN & SABINE PYRKER

"A Father's Dream" - the title of the DVD produced in 2004 - says everything about the congenial interplay between father and daughter.
Martin Pyrker, who is already more than 40 years on stage, ignited in 1972 the Boogie Woogie enthusiasm in Austria and produced the first Austrian Boogie Woogie record "Boogie Woogie Session'76" together with Hans Georg Möller and Axel Zwingenberger, which even was played in the charts of the Austrian radio program. 

This was the beginning of a growing enthusiasm for this kind of music in Austria and Germany and influenced further generations of young pianists.
More than 2000 performances and concerts, more than 100 own comopsitons and numerous tours (such as "Stars of Boogie Woogie") throughout Central Europe and the U.S. influenced since then Pyrker's musical career.

Since 1999 he is accompanied frequently by his daughter Sabine on the drums and on the "washboard". She can refer now to a professional career like that, too: Multiple "Prima La Musica" - winner, numerous tours with the Joachim Palden Trio
with Dana Gillespie and Betty Semper, drummer of her band "The Rocking Birds", solo concerts with classical percussion as well as member in the famous group of Martin Grubinger "The Percussive Planet Ensemble" for many years.

In their great demanded gigs with her father, she captivates the audience with professionalism, empathy and her charm. 
Each time it pulls the people off their seats when it states: "Drum the Boogie!"



instrumentation:

Martin Pyrker - piano
                  
Sabine Pyrker - drums, washboard

               

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