Boston’s most alphabetical jazz group, the Olson Pingrey Quartet (AKA the OPQ) is led by the husband and wife team of Randy Pingrey and Kathy Olson. This chord-less quartet fronted by baritone saxophone and trombone plays a mix of originals and inventive arrangements of standards.
The OPQ’s first album “Low Contrast” was reviewed in Cadence Magazine where Jerome Wilson called it “a fresh and fun slant on some classic materials” and that the tunes “have a clipped interplay and strutting beauty that brings to mind Mulligan dueling with Bob Brookmeyer, a nice blend of low tones over a high-stepping rhythm section.”
*******Also some big news for the OPQ- Randy Pingrey is starting his first year teaching in the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music.********