from Euro-Improv and the Spirit of Jazz by Bob Pomeroy © 2003

… Johannes Bauer is a trombonist unlike any I’ve seen before. A good deal of what Bauer played were vocalizations and breath sounds projected through his horn. When he did play notes, they could be almost too soft too hear or so loud that they splatter against the back wall and bounce back. At the break, about half the audience left looking bewildered. The rest of us were really digging the sounds …

from Euro-Improv and the Spirit of Jazz by Bob Pomeroy © 2003

Review of Tone by The Tradition Trio by Ken Waxman © 2002

… But that isn’t the extent of his breath control, soon the instruments in his mouth appear to double as the single mouthpiece concentrated blowing in joined by Bauer simultaneously mumbling through his bell. With his nonsense syllables a collection of “dadas,” you might say he has created “dada”-ist music. The trombone tone now begins to resemble those glottal blasts the Big Bad Wolf used to frighten the Three Little Pigs. …

from a Review of Tone by The Tradition Trio by Ken Waxman © 2002