The OPQ is led by Kathy Olson (baritone saxophone) and Randy Pingrey (trombone) and plays a mix of originals and inventive arrangements of standards. This time out, Kathy and Randy will be joined by Aaron Darrell on bass and Austin McMahon on drums.
The OPQ’s first album ‘Low Contrast’ was reviewed in Cadence Magazine, where Jerome Wilson wrote that the tunes “have a clipped interplay and strutting beauty that brings to mind Gerry Mulligan dueling with Bob Brookmeyer, a nice blend of low tones over a high-stepping rhythm section.”
It’s a gorgeous record, and features Kathy and Randy’s compelling original compositions. Kathy and Randy are no strangers to Mandorla, and I’m happy to present the full OPQ this time around!