first CD: "Worldwide Landsleut"
Produced: February - April 2006
Release date: September 2006
NEW: CD “Frisch aussa, wie’s drin is…”
Recorded: May – June 2009
Release date: August 2009
References: the band startet as a project, commissioned by the tourist agency of Upper Austria - entitled: Upper Austria: tradition & innovation.
As a result we have arrangements of traditional folk-songs from Upper Austria put into a context of jazz and improvised music, at which we care to set an high level on respect for the songs from earlier generations.
concerts and festivals in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Romania, …
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"What an exciting trip I was taken on as I listened to Stelzhamma's CD. This is truly an all inclusive and Worldwide view to composition. Particularly appropriate with the use of this instrumentation. An instrumentation used in the folk music of many countries around the world. While the group may be paying hommage to Upper-Austrian folk songs, I believe this CD will compliment many different world cultures."
“Wow the CD is a space where I haven´t heard HG and it really sounds Great!! HG really has his own style and a groovy direction!!”
A brass music experience of a different kind you will encounter with the group “Stelzhamma” with their CD “Worldwide Landsleut” (ATS 0607). The musicians mix traditional Austrian folk songs from the 19th century with swing and verve from New Orleans brass and zydeco to funk and modern groove jazz. Musical skillfullness and a compact improvising sound meets fun and irony. Lester Bowie could not have done it better. Jazzpodium 2006/12
The “Woldwide Landsleut” play folk-music in a very unusual way – a typically Stelzhamma-type-thing. Somehow the music reminds at the early recordings of Bob Stewart – totally jazz. The style that Attwenger and Puschnig with his Alpine Aspects started, Stelzhamma extend it with a friendly smile and a special sense of humor and they bring joy worldwide all over the “Landsleut”. Jazzzeit 2007/06
Photograph by Reinhard Winkler