During their long friendship, Johannes Bauer used to play several times in György Szabados’ orchestra, MAKUZ. They perfectly understood each other’s musical concepts and looked for opportunities to play together.
Excerpt from Article online at http://www.freejazzblog.org/ by Martin Schray May 06. 2016: It’s sad news that Johannes Bauer has passed away. With his older brother Conny, he was one of the most prominent figures of the free jazz scene in the former German Democratic Republic. As a young man, he’d already released albums on the legendary FMP label, among them outstanding releases with the Manfred Schulze Bläser Quintett (Nummer 12), the Conny Bauer Quartet (Round About Mittweida) and the Heinz Becker Group (Pan – Vielleicht Tau). Later, he had great bands like the Tradition Trio (with Alan Silva and Roger Turner), Grid Mesh (with Frank Paul Schubert, Andreas Willers and Rudi Fischerlehner), Freeter (with Tobias Delius, Clayton Thomas and Martin Blume) and the exceptional Doppelmoppel (with he and Conny on trombone and Joe Sachse and Uwe Kropinski on guitars). I liked Johannes Bauer best however, when he was part of large ensembles.
Johannes Bauer was my favorite trombonist. Today he has lost his fight against cancer. He’ll be missed by all in the jazz community.
György Szabados & MAKUZ with Johannes Bauer – Live at Kamaraerdő Jazz Festival, Budapest (HU) 15.07.1989 György Szabados & MAKUZ with Johannes Bauer – Live at Debrecen Jazz Days 2003, Debrecen (HU) 28.09.2003
1985: A szarvassá vált fiak (The Sons Turned into Stags) 1989: MAKUZ with Johannes Bauer – Live at Kamaraerdő Jazz Festival, Budapest (HU) 15.07.1989