Linda May Han Oh: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR’s latest Tiny Desk Concert is a special one. Linda May Han Oh performed music from her 2023 album, The Glass Hours, as well as new material.

“Themes of reflection and resilience are on display the moment bassist Linda May Han Oh begins her opener, ‘Halo,’ a driving tune dedicated to the world of live music producers. The track, accentuated by Greg Ward on alto saxophone and Fabian Almazan’s use of an effects pedal on the piano, calls to mind the grind and hustle of playing and presenting gigs. Performance of thoughtful and complex sounds is at the heart of jazz, and at the heart of Oh’s impact as a composer and musician. Her work with artists like Pat Metheny, Terri Lyne Carrington and Vijay Iyer, plus her projects as a composer and bandleader (including a chamber jazz ensemble and album, Aventurine) have culminated in Oh being an in-demand jazz bassist,” NPR shared.

Oh’s band includes Fabian Almazan on piano/effects, Sara Serpa on vocals, Mark Turner on tenor saxophone, Greg Ward on alto saxophone, and
Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums.


  1. Halo
  2. The Imperative
  3. Rise Mountains
  4. Hatchling

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