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“..interplay and strutting beauty that brings to mind Mulligan dueling with Bob Brookmeyer, a nice bled of low tones over a high-stepping rhythm section…This is a fresh and fun slant on some classic materials.”

-Jerome Wilson, Cadence Magazine

“The Olson Pingrey Quartet creates a fresh sounding collection of pieces that both recognizes the tradition (of which they are both masters) and yet stretches the contemporary boundaries of jazz.  It’s one you’ll want to hear again and again.”

-Tom Plsek, Chair Emeritus, Brass Department, Berklee College of Music

“The quartet, which is based in Boston, is rooted in the jazz tradition, but the group is very much about stretching — and even crossing — the boundaries of that tradition.  You’ll hear what I mean in two of my favorite tracks from the CD, “Blues for Mac” and “Stone Age Rumba.”  Both songs reinvent traditional forms in exciting and creative ways.” (Click here for a link to the rest of the review on John Mason’s blog.)

– John Edwin Mason, Associate Professor, University of Virginia

“ I listened to your CD and it knocked me out! I love it!  The writing, the playing the sound, the group chemistry…beautiful!  You and Randy have such a unique sound together. And the rhythm section is killin’!   Thanks for sharing this with me. You’ve really got a great thing going with this quartet, my dear! Congratulations!”

-Pete Spaar, Professor of Jazz and Double Bass, University of Virginia

“Kathy, …I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your CD!  You’ve got such a terrific range of tone and emotional expression on the bari.  It’s really terrific work, and it makes me so proud to hear what you’ve gone on to do!  I keep your CD on my desk and pop it in from time to time.  It makes me smile!”

– Matthew Butterfield, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Music, Franklin & Marshall College

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