With spare elegance, haunting melodies, and infectious rhythms, Surface to Air —Rohin Khemani on tabla and percussion, Jonti Siman on upright bass, and Jonathan Goldberger on acoustic guitar—combined their varied and extensive musical experiences and influences to create an album of lush textures and musical interplay that takes listeners through a rich cinematic soundscape. At times playful and others quiet and contemplative, Surface to Air perfects the musical dichotomy between tension and drama, serenity and tranquility.
Play balll!!!! Writer and researcher JOHN FOX has written a fascinating and entertaining book that investigates why humans are so passionate about ball games. His research took him around the world to witness some amazing ball games. Tune in tonight and learn about the absolute chaos of ba’ which is played the day after Christmas in the Orkneys. John Fox also talks about the jeu de paume, the old predecessor to tennis, still played today.
Kathy Olson- baritone sax, compositions
Randy Pingrey- trombone, compositions
Mark Zaleski- bass
Austin McMahon- drums
The Olson Pingrey Quartet (OPQ) performs original compositions which focus on reinterpreting jazz language in playful and crafty ways. Inspired in-part by the classic piano-less Mulligan/Brookmeyer Quartet, the OPQ mixes old school groove with new ideas about form and improvisation. http://theolsonpingreyquartet.com/listen-2/