The Ochs Shelton Quartet features Larry Ochs and Aram Shelton on saxophones, Scott Walton on bass and Kjell Nordeson on drums. Co-led by two like-minded saxophonists from different generations, this quartet is a kinetic meeting of four diverse & internationally recognized musical talents who have longtime associations with the likes of ROVA, John Zorn, Nels Cline, Wadada Leo Smith, Mats Gustaffson, Peter Brotzmann, and locally with sfSound, Oakland Active Orchestra, Darren Johnston, Scott Amendola and others. Ochs and Shelton compose for the group with an ear towards open-ended improvisations that highlight each player’s distinct musical voice. For this concert at the Red Poppy they’ll reacquaint their musical relationships by performing new works commingled with past compositions.
Larry Ochs: tenor and soprano saxophone
Aram Shelton: alto saxophone & clarinet
Scott Walton: bass
Kjell Nordeson: drums and percussion.