Color: Jazzy Pink | Weight: 180 Gram
Bassist Quinn Sternberg has been a highly in demand musician, composer and educator in New Orleans since moving from his native Bloomington, Indiana in 2016. He plays both electric and acoustic bass in a wide variety of ensembles and styles.
While listening to actual cicadas out in the tropical Louisiana night, Quinn realized they were singing in 7/4. After transcribing the rhythm he heard, the US musician wrote a melody that sounds like cicadas dancing, chirping, and celebrating their brief foray into the world between 17-year snoozes. While interlocking rhythms between Charlie Ballantine’s guitar and Sam Taylor’s saxophone represent the foreground cicadas, Oscar Rossignoli’s piano and Quinn’s bass respond with complimentary figures that play the part of background cicadas. The result is much like the natural sounds of the insects, an undulating wave with effortless highs and breathless lows.