OPQ News and January 22nd Audio

January has been a good month for the OPQ.  We got a review of our CD Low Contrast in the January issue of Cadence Magazine, where they called the album a “fresh and fun slant on some classic materials”.  Also, Jazz Today, a radio show out of the United Kingdom is playing Kathy’s tune My Waltz on their January 26th show.  We’re really pumped that the word is getting out on our little album, and if you haven’t checked it out, now’s the time!  Check it out here!  Special thanks go to Jerome Wilson at Cadence and Pete Butchers at Jazz Today.  Thanks for the extra push, guys!

We also had an awesome gig on January 22nd at the Lily Pad.  First, Kathy played with Allan Chase’s Baritone Summit.  I can honestly say that if you haven’t had your innards scrambled by four bari saxes playing at one time, you have yet to truly live.  Audio from that is probably forthcoming on Kathy’s website, but to tide you over, there’s this video I recorded:

For those keeping track at home, the bari sax players were, starting from the left:
Ben Whiting
Allan Chase
Kathy Olson
Mark Zaleski
and the group also had:
Brian Friedland – piano
Bruno Raberg – bass
Austin McMahon – drums

Second, the OPQ played.  The set was a ton of fun, and we had Allan Chase and Ben Whiting sit in with us.  Here’s the audio:

Tygart Valley by Kathy Olson

On the DL by Randy Pingrey (Ben Whiting has the first bari solo)

Hide Your Heart from Sight by Kathy Olson (Allan Chase has the first bari solo)

My Waltz by Kathy Olson

Lester’s Lady by Randy Pingrey

The personel for the OPQ was:
Kathy Olson – bari sax
Randy Pingrey – trombone
Mark Zaleski – bass
Austin McMahon – drums

Thanks for listening!

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