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March 7th

Randy Pingrey Trio/Quartet at the Kaji Aso Studio

Scribe – for Morton Feldman

Thriving – for Anton Webern

Short Notes – for Anthony Braxton

Grock (Solo Trombone) – for Luciano Berio

Long Notes – for Anthony Braxton

Four Decembers – for Earle Brown

Randy Pingrey – trombone
Ezra Weller – trumpet
Chris Veilleux – alto sax, flute
and special guest – Kathy Olson – flute

On March 7th, the Randy Pingrey Trio +1 opened for Shaw Pong Liu’s amazing Ligeti string quartet project.  I couldn’t have been happier with the way the evening turned out – Ezra, Chris, and Kathy all played amazingly (check out the end of Short Notes for some pretty sick ensemble playing), and it was the first time I heard Ligeti’s first String Quartet (it was stunning).  As always, thank you very much for listening!

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Low Contrast

brookmeyer and mulligan

Here are two choice tracks which were recorded on August 21st at La Luna Cafe in Cambridge, MA.  I might put up a few more tracks in the next several days, as I have time.  Download the track by clicking on the name, or listen to it via the streaming flash player.

Low Contrast by Randy Pingrey

Check out the score here. (pdf file)

Venus De Milo by Gerry Mulligan (arranged by Randy Pingrey)

Kathy Olson – bari sax
Randy Pingrey – trombone
Mark Zaleski – bass
Austin McMahon – drums

I’m particularly excited about the track Low Contrast.  I wrote it for this group, and my idea was: what if Morton Feldman wrote a tune for the Mulligan/Brookmeyer band?  I’m quite pleased with the results, and it’s a thing I’m definitely going to pursue in future projects.

Enjoy!

Kathy Olson Quartet

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