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Walk Against Wind

by Linda May Han Oh

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Rob O. Moving jazz forward in novel way, an innovative way. The creative juices are in full swing as Linda and the band of first rate musicians, including pianist and label owner, Fabian Almazan perform to their heart's delight giving the listener something special they can savor. The Biopholia is also an incredible work of art and worth having as a nice collector's item. Favorite track: Perpluzzle.
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World of Echo One of my favorite jazz records of the decade. So good!
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HiFi-KG Lovely compositions and a very good recording. The first touch of the bass got me seated and I was back at Fasching in Stockholm where I recently heard Linda play. Great! Speech impediment is a very intelligent tune and I like it more for every time I play it, and it is several times now. Favorite track: Speech Impediment.
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mark foster She sounds like...HERSELF! As a player and a composer, she's imaginative, dynamic, compelling, creative...and attentive to detail and nuance, as are her band mates on this recording. It's a beautifully recorded and mixed project that offers pleasure with each listening. Thank you for this incredible music!
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The art of mime, with its embrace of silence and pure physical expression, may seem like an unlikely source of inspiration for a jazz musician. But in “Walking Against the Wind,” one of Marcel Marceau’s best-loved pieces, bassist/composer Linda Oh found a stunning metaphor for the life of an artist. Marceau’s graceful but frustrated motion, which also inspired Michael Jackson’s iconic moonwalk, found the legendary mime fighting against invisible but pervasive forces while also embracing the beauty and pleasure to be found in taking the paths in life that offer greater challenges – but also richer rewards.

On her fourth album, Walk Against Wind, Oh explores both the challenges and the rich rewards of an artist’s journey. “Walk Against Wind is about the paths that we choose,” Oh explains. “Sometimes they end up being the harder paths, but in the long run they prove more fruitful.”

The album is the spiritual successor to Oh’s acclaimed 2013 release Sun Pictures, with returning saxophonist Ben Wendel joined by guitarist Matthew Stevens drummer Justin Brown. In addition, pianist/keyboardist Fabian Almazan and Korean traditional musician Minji Park appear as special guests with the quartet, which has been workshopping Oh’s compositions at a variety of New York hotspots including the 55 Bar, the Jazz Gallery and Minton’s Harlem

- Shaun Brady


released April 14, 2017

Linda May Han Oh - acoustic bass
Ben Wendel - tenor saxophone
Matthew Stevens - guitar
Justin Brown - drums
Fabian Almazan - piano (tracks 2, 6, 10)
Minji Park - janggu & kkwaenggwari (track 8)

Recorded at Brooklyn Recording
on March 1 & 2, 2016
Engineered by Tyler MacDiarmid & Andy Taub

Mixed and Mastered by David Darlington at Bass Hit Studios


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Linda May Han Oh New York, New York

Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Linda May Han Oh is an active bassist and composer who has performed with the likes of Pat Metheny, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Kenny Barron, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen, Fabian Almazan and Terri Lyne Carrington. Linda has written for large ensembles as well as for film, participating in the Sundance Labs at Skywalker Ranch" ... more

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