Ochsenbauer meets Sokal
During the last years of his life, Ray Brown issued a series of recordings titled “Some Of My Best Friends Are...“. “...Bass Players“ is what Johannes Ochsenbauer would simply add. His new project bespeaks the self-confidence of this young master of the low notes: exclusively playing compositions by bass players, covering a broad spectrum of styles. Together with the sensitive drummer Michael Keul, the excellent pianist Tizian Jost and the star-saxophonist Harry Sokal (Depart, Vienna Art Orchestra) Johannes Ochsenbauer indulges his passion for the fine art of swing, inspired by Bill Evans' ideal of interplay with equal partners, joining all individuals to form a whole. The fact that this does not result in just the sum of its parts is due in large part to the self-confident creativity and the subtle energy of this bass player.
Dr. Tobias Böcker