Andreas Waelti: Lowdown
Andreas Waelti has been a cornerstone of the Viennese jazz scene as a double bass player for over a decade and is the second exceptional soloist in the Sam's Bar concert series.
When the music scene came to a sudden and unexpected halt in the early 2020s, things that had always seemed self-evident - such as the opportunity to make music with or in front of other people - were suddenly no longer available. Waelti took it in stride and devoted himself to his solo program.
With his solo album Lowdown, he has now produced a true rarity: a complete solo album for double bass. Loosely strolling past the instrument's unwieldy idiosyncrasies, Lowdown delivers a captivating program that ranges from musical meditations to varied improvisations to jazz standards. Among the highlights are undoubtedly the original compositions Symmetric and Squagganeek.