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Linda May Han Oh: Presence

Australian-raised bassist delivers technique, feeling and that indescribable something extra

Linda May Han Oh (photo by Shervin Lainez)
Linda May Han Oh (photo by Shervin Lainez)
Linda Oh (photo by Jati Lindsay)
Linda May Han Oh (photo by Jati Lindsay)

 

When bassists become bandleaders, they must choose: How much should they hang back in their familiar role as part of the rhythm section and how much should they step forward in a more assertive role? As Linda May Han Oh began work on her fourth album as a bandleader, Walk Against Wind (Biophilia), the decision was especially tough because she’s so good at both tasks.

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