Ben Dietschi / Andrew Oliver Quartet

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This album was a special one-off project for the June PJCE Records release from label co-director Andrew Oliver and Toronto-based saxophonist Ben Dietschi.  Andrew and Ben have been playing together for 4 years in the cross-continental band Tunnel Sixand after their spring tour this year decided to team up with Portland bassist Bill Athens and drummer Stephen Pancerev for a session of open and spacious improvisations that gave them a chance to play in a different style from the rather highly composed material in Tunnel Six.  The album features compositions by Andrew and Ben alongside more spontaneous improvisations.


Ben Dietschi, soprano and tenor sax
Andrew Oliver, piano
Bill Athens, bass
Stephen Pancerev, drums
with special guest Dan Duval, guitar