“Casual listeners to jazz who might not tune into big differences between bass players would notice Linda Oh. Her music leans forward at you. She has a percussive touch, graceful and sometimes aggressive, and she likes playing fast, walking or soloing or delivering a jagged ostinato. She’s justifying the role of bassist as bandleader, starting the tunes, pushing the band, delivering clean, strong rhythm and melody.” – The New York Times
Bookings in co-op with Only Good Music (Italy) & International Jazz Productions (Spain)
Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Linda Oh is an active bassist and composer who has performed with the likes of Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Kenny Barron, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen, Fabian Almazan and Terri Lyne Carrington.
After graduating from Manhattan School of Music, she has had three releases as a leader which have received critical acclaim – the first being “Entry” featuring Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums. Her latest is “Sun Pictures”, recorded live at WKCR studios in New York.
Linda recently received a Jerome Foundation Fellowship and was the 2012 Downbeat Critic’s Poll “Rising Star” on bass. She is also the current bassist of Pat Metheny’s most recent quartet project.
Her style has a personal touch that is witty and full of eclectic charm, drawing from many avenues of inspiration. Her imaginative compositions not only showcase her prowess as a bassist, but also allow breathing room for exciting improvisatory group dialogue. The music is truly unique and has a cinematic style that offers a wide palette of color and emotion.
SUN PICTURES LINEUP
Linda Oh, bass I Ben Wendel, tenor sax I Matthew Stevens, guitar I Justin Brown, drums