Peter Herbert – ‚Joni‘
feat. ena/vocals, Wolfgang Mitterer/elctronics, Koehne quartet, Peter Herbert/b, comp.

‚Be cool‘ sings Joni Mitchell, cool is also the fact, that there is almost no Jazz musician, who doesn’t adore Joni Mitchell, also due to the fact, that in a lot of works she collaborated with big names like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter or Charles Mingus with her legendary recording ‚Mingus‘. I also belong to this community of eternal ‚Joni‘-fans, this project is a humble hommage to her unique lyrics and music. By putting new music for string quintet and electronics to her melodies I try to add a new aspect to her world. With the very versatile ‚Koehne quartet‘, the excentric electronic sounds by Wolfgang Mitterer and the distinct voice of ena I hope to reinterpret songs like Love, Blue or Moon at the window new, in all due respect and humbleness.

record release date: Oct 14th 2011, label: col-legno

Trio Heginger – Cech – Herbert

feat. Agnes Heginger/vocals, comp. Christoph Cech/p, comp. Peter Herbert b/comp.

Three personalities guarantee for a journey between ‚composed‘ and improvised music. All three are virtuosi, developing their musical thoughts without borders, new music is created without pretentiousness. Compositions of all three are part of the performance. We cannot offer any stylistic associations except we’re looking for music, that leaves you curious, which makes your spirit sing and your body swing.

record release date sometimes in the fall of 2011

KONTAKT/ BOOKING: Eva Mikusch kunst +

‚Taqasim‘ Marcel Khalife – oud, Peter Herbert – bass, Bachar Khalife – perc

Original composition by Marcel Khalife just for oud and bass.

bass instinct – acoustic bass sextet vienna

Consisting of some of the ‚heavy cats‘ in Vienna like Gina Schwarz (freelance Jazz bassist), Ernst Weissensteiner (principal bassist of the Vienna Symphony), Herbert Mayr (principal bassist of the Vienna Philharmonic), Gerhard Muthspiel (principal bassist of the Vienna Volksoper), Tim Dunin (Professor for bass at the KUG Graz/Oberschützen) and Peter Herbert, this sextet has aquired a wide range of new compositions by it’s members and composers like Barbara Bruckmüller, Georg Breinschmied, Mark Dresser, Mark Helias, Marcel Khalife, Alexandre Tannous, Joëlle Lëandre, Jiri Slavik, Thomas Stempkowski, Skuli Sverrisson, a.o. and have recorded 3 CD’s already: ‚Bass Instinct‚, ‚Illusionista‚, and ‚Butterfly‚ all on Zappel Music. Definitely not a ‚cover‘-band, but lot’s of contemporary acoustic music for 6 basses!

Peter Herbert – ’naked bass‘-bass solo

Having performed a series of solo concerts at venues from the old Knitting Factory in New York (1993) to the Jazz Festival Saalfelden in Austria, Moscow (Dom), Ramallah (Conservatory) a.m.o. Peter Herbert has established a program in which he uses preparations like noodle-sticks and wood clips. He restricts himself to the pure acoustic sound of the instrument in refusing to use any sound altering electronics. His new solo-bass CD ‚Naked Bass‚ is now available at Aziza Music.

Tronzo/Herbert Duo

David Tronzo has been hailed as „one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th century“ by Musicians Magazine in 1993. His special style of slide guitar playing makes him truly unique. In improvised, groove-based pieces Tronzo and Herbert explore the far ends of sonic range of slide guitar and acoustic bass. Their widely acclaimed CD „Segmente“ is available at Aziza Music. This CD received a 4 1/2 star rating at „all about jazz“. Appearances a.o. include the AMR festival in Geneva, Lausanne Jazzfestival, Jazzfestival Saalfelden, spring music Festival St. Johann i. Tirol, VNM festival/Graz/Austria, etc.

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