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The Oscillators is a unique and progressive group composed of some of DC's finest jazz musicians. The group seeks to break boundaries and forge a new sound in today’s ever-fragmented world of modern jazz. Their repertoire is almost exclusively original, the sound anchored by syncopated bass and drum rhythms that provide a strong canvas on which a guitar and tenor sax paint harmonies and colors, enhanced with live electronics. The collective sound is a tapestry of interwoven rhythms and textures that provide the listener an engaging and innovative sound. The music is a dichotomy of complexity and simplicity, and is an amalgamation of the group’s influences and experiences. The Oscillators- Charles Ostle (drums), Glen Oliff (bass), Matt Rippetoe (saxophone), and John Lee (guitar) all grew up and currently live in the greater Washington D.C

Beat Tectonics

Label: Bossa Beats
Released: 2009
Track listing: Analog Cabin; Telefunken; Entropy; Quirks; Singko; A Good Macrobrew; Caspian; Theme Song for the Oscillators.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Oscillators: Beat Tectonics

Read "Beat Tectonics" reviewed 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 ...

Take Five With The Oscillators

Read "Take Five With The Oscillators" reviewed 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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Oscillators Debut Release: "Beat Tectonics"

The Oscillators Debut Release: "Beat Tectonics"

The Oscillators have just released their debut album titled Beat Tectonics. The Oscillators features Ostle on drums and electronics, bassist Glen Oliff, as well as Three Stars alums Matt Rippetoe and the ubiquitous John Lee on saxophone and guitar, respectively. The recently profiled Rob Coltun, musician and owner of the Bossa Bistro & Lounge, acted as ...


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