The Ocular Concern – Music for the Curious Listener.
Minimalist Groovy Jazz from Portland, OR.
“Sister Cities” out now on PJCE Records.
4 stars from Downbeat!
The Ocular Concern presents a new album of contemporary music composed by co-leaders Dan Duval and Andrew Oliver. The album’s centerpiece is a four-movement suite for the quintet plus string trio and bandoneon inspired by the globalized world of the 21st century and based on the names of Portland’s sister cities worldwide. The album features the group’s wide ranging stylistic aesthetic, tied together by an emphasis on strong interlocking grooves, catchy melodies, and intuitive group interplay.
Available now at pjcerecords.org and major digital retailers.
This recording and performance funded in part by the
Regional Arts and Culture Council.