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This is a short picture biography from 1970 till today. Many photos got lost in this more than 30 years.
For some periods like my working in »Contemporary Music« and in Dancefloor-Music with the »Mojo-Club« / Hamburg, there are no photo documentaries.
So this is just a little view into some parts of my musical work ... hope it´s amusing!
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    the early years:


''Evil'' of my youth: Dance-Music (about 1970)
Payuta of the future in the middle



NEXT promofoto (1975) . . . . Payuta on the right

on the top of the Tourbus / Rockband NEXT (1973)

bass-player and singer with THE NEXT

First single-record   (center)
first steps into Jazz:

Bassist with the Jazz-Quintett FANCY FREE (1981-83)      2. from right


FANCY FREE, playing basically Jazz Standards, turned in 1983 into a band, that was called DEBIL AGIL and later AMNESIA VIVACE and.....the name was the program!!!
This vanguard-band experimentalised with 12-tone-music, Minimal-Music and Dadaism.


             

  D. Kirstein,  W. Thiemann,  Uli Bösking,  H. Payuta

                                          Payuta

R.B. Jamer,D. Kirstein, Uli Bösking, H. Payuta, T. Lüers

Harry Payuta, Uli Bösking














After this project became more and more sophisticated and extroverted, I had the feeling of loosing my musical bottom. So I decided to cancel AMNESIA VIVACE and formed the Rock´n´Roll Band THE VEE JAYS, that existed from 1987- to 1994.
I was touring a lot with this band and we made two LP- and one CD-production with guest musicians like Carolyn Maas/USA (vocals), who had a big hit called »Sitting in the Dark« in the 70th and Tav Falco/USA, the Rockabilly-Unique, who also produced our last CD »From the Shores of Count Orlok«.


Jim Blitzstein: organ, vocals     Harry Payuta: bass, guitar, vocals      Hank Hairtree: drums      Lewis Panciera: guitar

Mit TAV FALCO auf der Breminale (1991)

Mit CAROLYN MAAS bei einem Club-Gig in Bremen

In 1993 I began to be interested in shamanism, spirituality, World- und Overton-music, what became part of the band. At the same time I learned to play the australien Didgeridoo and the indian Sitar. This Worldmusic-influences at first brought disagreements; then a change of musicans, after this a change of the name of the band into IN COLD BLOOD and after all the crackup of the band.

     


Since this time I work on my WORLDBEAT MUSIC project
HARRY PAYUTA & FRIENDS.



other projects


parallel to my own projects for some years I was a member of the band THE ELECTRIC FAMILY;
a melting pot of musicians from Embryo, Amon Düül, Grobschnitt, Lokomotive Kreuzberg, Guru Guru etc.
I´m the third from right

With ''Matelato''

CHACCONA
Bettina Erragihi: baroque-harp     Frank Mattutat: drums
Harry Payuta: didgeridoo, sitar


LENE TAVI
Ulrike Petritzki: recorder     Eckhard Petri: saxophone
Harry Payuta: didgeridoo

DIDGE GOES DISCO
WHAT SADLY NEVER HAPPENED !!!

Payuta & Keith Richards
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Payuta & Frank Zappa

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