Mid-Week Session: The Olson Pingrey Quartet
Kathy Olson - baritone saxophone
Randy Pingrey - trombone
Mark Zaleski - bass
Austin McMahon - drums
The Olson Pingrey Quartet (aka the OPQ) started as a tribute to the subtle and strangely subversive modernism of the Gerry Mulligan/Bob Brookmeyer quartet. We’ve since found something interesting by continuing that tradition.
You’ll find our music to be lighthearted, but never frivolous, as well as rigorous but never academic. We combine the harmonic freedom of free jazz with the melodic vocabulary of hard bop and the quirky individualism of early swing.