Platypus Records

Jim Hauer

Jim Hauer has been playing guitar since 1965 and has played in various jazz, folk, blues and rock bands in Chicago and throughout Iowa. At the University of Illinois, Jim performed in several concert bands and ensembles on various wind and string instruments and still continues to explore these interests.

He is currently an active bassist playing with the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, IA.

All the music below is original, recorded at the Platypus Records recording suite (Jim’s basement) with everything played by Jim Hauer or using available (legal) loops.

Praise Band

American Boy

What are you waiting for?

Talk to Me Jesus

The Lord’s Prayer

Dub Step


Share Our Tears

Jazz and Blues

Sailing Mambo  – Original with a Caribbean Beat

Road Worker Blues – Just plain old raunchy blues


Deify – Think Yoga meditation

Doubt – More meditation

Electronic Recorded in December 2012 (not sure how long these will be posted, not sure how much I like them – please comment)

Pina Collage – a tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch – kind of a strange compilation of sounds and loops

Tense – An attempt at creating movie background music to build tension or fear

Arrangements of other people’s tunes

Surfin the Equinox – based on John Coltrane’s Equinox

Well You Needn’t – a Thelonious Monk tune