Linda Oh’s Initial Here reviewed in NY Times
A great review of Linda’s new music at the New York Times by Ben Ratliff.
Casual listeners to jazz who might not tune into big differences between bass players would notice Linda Oh.
Her music leans forward at you. She has a percussive touch, graceful and sometimes aggressive, and she likes playing fast, walking or soloing or delivering a jagged ostinato. She’s justifying the role of bassist as bandleader, starting the tunes, pushing the band, delivering clean, strong rhythm and melody.