ROVA Saxophone Quartet

ROVA Saxophone Quartet

33 1/3 with DJ Olive & DJ P-Love

Saturday, June 4, 8:00pm
at Swedish American Hall

ROVA Saxophone Quartet
Reeds & Beats Series: Leading Edge  

ROVA Saxophone Quartet

33 1/3 with DJ Olive & DJ P-Love

Saturday, June 4, 8:00pm
at Swedish American Hall

DJ Olive
Reeds & Beats Series: Leading Edge  

ROVA Saxophone Quartet

33 1/3 with DJ Olive & DJ P-Love

Saturday, June 4, 8:00pm
at Swedish American Hall

DJ P-Love
Reeds & Beats Series: Leading Edge  

ROVA Saxophone Quartet 33 1/3 with DJ Olive & DJ P-Love

In 1977, four adventurous reed experts came together in San Francisco to form the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. Exactly 33 1/3 years after the quartet's first gig, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Steve Adams and Bruce Ackley are celebrating the release of a limited edition live LP of last summer's landmark collaboration with John Zorn. An LP that spins at 33 1/3 rpm. Coincidence? Nothing in ROVA's vast and enthralling creative world is happenstance, though chance figures prominently in the group's aesthetic. Deeply versed in an array of improvisatory strategies, they draw widely from an international palette of popular and traditional musical forms. For "33 and 1/3rd," the quartet is working with two seminal turntablists, DJ P-Love, who's provided grooves and inspiration for situations as diverse as Kid Koala, the Orchestre Métropolitain de Grand Montréal and Amon Tobin, and DJ Olive, a supremely musical artist sought out by sonic explorers such as Dave Douglas, Zeena Parkins, Sexmob, Uri Caine and Medeski Martin and Wood. With grooves from two of the leading turntablists, consider this a happening!

Artist Personnel

Bruce Ackley soprano saxophone
Steve Adams alto saxophone
Larry Ochs tenor saxophone
Jon Raskin baritone saxophone
DJ P-Love turntables
DJ Olive turntables

Artist Website

"The polish of this celebrated self-contained unit is matched only by their daring. " — The New Yorker
"The only constant in their music is the avoidance of cliché. " — All Music Guide