Friday, September 25, 2015
With our first recording released in New York in 1994, the Cartwright/Oppenheim Quintet is in its twenty-first year. Co-leading the group is my partner in life and music, alto saxophonist Richard Oppenheim.
Based in San Antonio, our home since 2006, the 2015 band embraces "great global songbook" repertoire from Katchie & Le Monde Caché, including selections from Tales and Tongues, my 2012 release.
The Texas edition of the quintet is instrumental, as I return to my first instrument, with my flutes and piccolo becoming multilingual voices in
the multi-genre world-jazz repertoire that encompasses Brazilian bossa and choro,
Yiddish and French swing, Latin American bolero and tango, East European klezmer, and Sephardic romanza.
2 + 2 = 5... The band is a duo of duos, with Polly Harrison on guitars and Kyle
Keener on drums, known to San Antonio audiences as Small World. Tyler
Jackson's double bass completes the ensemble. Perhaps best known for his
work as bassist with Ray Price, Jackson is also an award-winning banjoist.