picture of Hans Rettenbacher
Hans Rettenbacher
Hans (Johann-Anton) (* 1939 in Wien) studied musicology at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. In the late 1950s, he played with Gerd Dudek, Manfred Schoof, Stan Getz, and Friedrich Gulda.
After attending courses at the Oscar Peterson School in Toronto, Hans played with the Hans-Koller-Quartett, Eric Dolphy, Fatty George, Rolf Kühn, Erwin Lehn, Don Ellis (JazzFest Berlin 1968), and from 1968 with the Dave Pike Set. He was also heard in the band of Volker Kriegel. From 1969, he accompanied Eugen Cicero, Jonny Teupen, and Thelonious Monk. In 1972, he experimented together with Paul and Limpe Fuchs as well as Friedrich Gulda in the group Anima. Later, Hans had his own quartet (a.o. with Joe Nay).
Being a professional jazz bassist, Hans also played piano and organ. In the 1980s, he founded a quintet together with Christoph Wundrak, trumpet, Gottfried Stöger, sax, Christian Junger, bass, Robert Kainar, drums, and himself on the piano.
Hans died in 1989.
from Wikipedia


Never Gonna Be A Sky-Scraper / Waltzing Harp
Selected Sound 9013
released 1971

Jonny Teupen, harp
Hans Rettenbacher, organ, bass

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