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Hans Glawischnig

Acoustic/ electric bassist and composer Hans Glawischnig grew up in Graz, Austria. His father, a pianist, leader of the free jazz group, The Neighbors, educator, and longtime chief conductor of the NDR big band in Hamburg, Germany, encouraged Hans to pursue a career in music. His American mother, having studied Art History, was an avid music fan, unrelenting supporter and emotional bedrock for Hans until her untimely passing in 2016.

At the age of 6, Glawischnig enrolled as a violinist in the the Academy of Music in Graz. When he was 13, Hans took up the electric bass guitar, and by age 16 had begun studying the acoustic bass. Glawischnig moved to the United States to enroll at Berklee College of Music in Boston and went on to get a Masters in performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Hans has performed with a wide variety of contemporary Jazz and Latin/Brazilian musicians including Chick Corea, Billy Childs, Bobby Watson, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Barretto, Donny McCaslin, David Sanchez, Paquito d’Rivera, Ravi Coltrane, The Manhattan Transfer, Mark Murphy, David Samuels, Bobby Sanabria, Rick Margitza, Garry Dial, Billy Harper, Richie Beirach, Billy Hart, Joe Locke, Dave Binney, Ken Hatfield, Adam Rogers, Stefon Harris, Duduka da Fonseca, Billy Drewes, James Moody, Jamey Haddad, and Brian Lynch, just to name a few. As a sideman, Hans has over 100 recordings to his credit and has released three critically acclaimed recordings as a leader, Common Ground (2003), Panorama (2008) and Jahira (2012).

Hans has been a member of the highly regarded Miguel Zenon Quartet since 2000. Currently, Hans can also be seen touring the world with Manuel Valera and as a member of the Billy Childs Quartet, 2018 Grammy Winner for Best Jazz Album of the Year.

He is also an active educator, having conducted seminars and workshops in the USA, Austria, Mexico and Switzerland, as well as teaching privately in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris: Chet Remembered

Read "Chet Remembered" reviewed by Chris May

Chet Remembered is the second disc the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi has recorded with a big band in as many years. Both are what used to be called “concept albums." 2022's offering, Blues & Bach (Challenge), was made with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, and celebrated the compositions of John Lewis, mainly those Lewis recorded with the Modern Jazz Quartet. It is a lovely disc. Lovely, too, is Chet Remembered, made with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, conducted by ...

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Chick Corea: The Montreux Years

Read "The Montreux Years" reviewed by Doug Collette

If there is anything more ambitious than curating an extensive, comprehensive collection covering the history of an artist, it is collating selected works which vividly outline a particular timeline or theme. Chick Corea's The Montreux Years is a fine example of the latter; this seventh edition in the archive series devoted to the iconic festival not only reflects the late composer and pianist's technical skills, but also his eclectic stylistic tastes. And that is not to mention his fondness for ...

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Miguel Zenon: Musica De Las Americas

Read "Musica De Las Americas" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon has made a career out of exploring his Puerto Rican roots, with albums like Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook (Marsalis Music, 2011), Tipico (Miel Music, 2017) and Yo Soy La Tradicion (Miel Music, 2018). With Musica De Las Americas he broadens his vision to celebrate the history of the American continents, north and south, as well as the multiplicity of America's Atlantic Ocean islands, to delve into the history of this expanse of lands--before and ...

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John Hollenbeck: Songs You Like a Lot

Read "Songs You Like a Lot" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Con questo disco John Hollenbeck conclude la trilogia iniziata otto anni fa sulla reinterpretazione di famosi brani della popular music (Songs I Like A Lot, Sunnyside 2013) e proseguita due anni dopo con Songs We Like a Lot per la stessa etichetta. Nel primo album la scelta dei temi era strettamente personale, nel secondo fu condivisa con alcuni partner (i cantanti Theo Bleckmann e Kate McGarry) ed ora nasce dalla selezione di proposte giunte all'arrangiatore dal suo ...

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John Hollenbeck: Songs You Like A Lot

Read "Songs You Like A Lot" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Every ending a beginning, each conclusion an act of creation. If multi-hyphenate John Hollenbeck's Songs You Like A Lot doesn't slot within that sentiment, nothing really does. This collection marks the completion of a lauded trilogy that's stretched out across the better part of a decade, but it also signals the start of something new--the Flexatonic Arts non-profit, which will serve as an umbrella for Hollenbeck's arts and education initiatives, and the record label it houses, acting as a home ...

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Michael Thomas: Event Horizon

Read "Event Horizon" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Jimmy Katz seems to really be onto something with his Giant Step Arts label. Begun in 2018, the label has established a tradition of recording live performances by modern jazz musicians given complete freedom of repertoire and personnel. That approach has produced several outstanding releases including, earlier this year, The Concert: 12 Musings For Isabella, (Giant Step Arts, 2020) by trumpeter Jason Palmer, who also appears on the label's latest release, this time as a sideman for alto saxophonist Michael ...

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Hans Glawischnig: Jahira

Read "Jahira" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The tonal riches of Hans Glawischnig's Jahira are so prodigious that the album feels like a devastatingly beautiful canvas that remains constantly wet and therefore changing and shape-shifting. Glawischnig has always given notice of his propensity for colors as he held together the bottom--and sometimes the top--register of the harmonics of many breathtaking musical charts. Now in supreme command of melody (which he generously shares with a pair of saxophones) and rhythm (which he shares with a drum set), the ...

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CD: Hans Glawischnig

CD: Hans Glawischnig

Source: All About Jazz


Performance / Tour

Hans Glawischnig (Mon) George Cables (Tue) Samba Jazz (Wed) E.J Strickland (Thu) Boris Kozlov (Fri-Sat) This Week at Cachaa

Hans Glawischnig (Mon) George Cables (Tue) Samba Jazz (Wed) E.J Strickland (Thu) Boris Kozlov (Fri-Sat) This Week at Cachaa

Source: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services

Cachaa 35 West 8th St (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.) NYC * tel 212-388-9099 sets at 9,11 & 1am * $10 cover, $15 min. Menus from selected restaurants available New York City's Newest Jazz Hang In The Heart of Greenwich Village This Week At Cachaca Tue. 28 George Cables Solo Piano Produced by Jill Newman Sets at 11pm & 1am There will ...



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Chet Remembered

Challenge Records






Mullsoul Music Records


Event Horizon

Giant Step Arts


Tainos y Caribes

From: Musica De Las Americas
By Hans Glawischnig


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