Linda Oh Quartet
with Dayna Stephens (tenor saxophone), Fabian Almazan (piano), Rudy Royston (drums)
Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 9:30 PM EDT
(8:45 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
When it came time to record Initial Here, her second CD as a leader and first for Dave Douglas’ Greenleaf Music, bassist and composer Linda Oh assembled one of the most impressive new bands to emerge on the New York scene in recent years. The quartet includes Dayna Stephens, an articulate saxophonist as well as a skilled bassist; and Cuban–born pianist Fabian Almazan, a former classmate of Oh’s at the Manhattan School of Music. As for drummer Rudy Royston, he’s been the percussionist choice for such forward–thinking leaders as JD Allen, Bill Frisell, and Ben Allison. From the emotive ballad “Mr. M” to her buoyant electric bass lines on “Deeper Than Happy,” Initial Here “tells a story about identity,” says Linda Oh. “Cultural identity and musical identity. I wanted to go in a few different directions to explore some more extreme emotions.”
All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.