Solo double bass can make for a demanding listen, and yet there are some unexpected classics in the genre. Peter Kowald’s Was Da Ist was a crowned item in the Penguin Guide To Jazz, an accolade that surprised many and prompted more than a few accusations of pretentiousness. Listen to it; it’s glorious. And, of course, there are fine works by Dave Holland (Emerald Tears on ECM), Barre Phillips, Paul Rogers, David Friesen, Glen Moore and others.
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