by Ian Patterson
The Oscillators is a four-piece instrumental band from Washington, DC. As quartets go it' slightly unusual as the front line is led by saxophone and electric guitar, something in the vein of Scandinavian group Jazz Kamikaze, though it's difficult to think of many other groups who employ such a tandem. Beat Tectonics, the band's debut, was recorded in a mere two days and, as is often the case with such a speedy approach, the energy level in the playing is ...read more
by AAJ Staff
Meet The Oscillators: The Oscillators is a unique and progressive group composed of some of Washington DC's top jazz musicians. The group seeks to break boundaries and forge a new sound in today's ever-fragmented world of modern jazz.
The Oscillators' repertoire is almost exclusively original, its sound anchored by syncopated bass and drum rhythms that provide a strong canvas on which the guitar and tenor sax paint harmonies and colors, enhanced with samples and live electronics. The collective sound is ...read more