OA2 Records Reviews

Steve Williams & Jazz Nation - Jazz Nation
by Chris Spector, Midwest Record

We don\'t even want to argue here. Williams has paid dues of a different sort having come from the Texas Lab Band and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. He\'s done something quite admirable here---he\'s distilled the works of the masters ... read more

Gordon Lee and the Gleeful Big Band - Flying Dream
by Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

With big bands, it's all about the arrangements. Those charts have to have that spark, as well as a depth and complexity. Then the solo slots -- those punctuating flights of improvisation -- have to soar, of course. They do here; they almost always ... read more

Idit Shner - Tuesday's Blues
by Corey Jones, WYCE Radio

IDIT SHNER - TUESDAY?S BLUES Idit Shner (tenor sax) release of ?Tuesday's Blues is a must have for any jazz lover, it's a tale of nursery rhymes and ancient melodies from the Jewish liturgy in a jazz setting. The album starts off from track one ... read more

Liam Sillery Quintet - Minor Changes
by George Fendel, Jazz Scene

This is my first acquaintance with Liam Sillery, and I must say that the veteran New York trumpet ace has produced a nicely balanced program of mostly original bop and ballads. Sharing center stage is California-based tenor man David Sills. With a ... read more

Gail Pettis - Here in the Moment
by Ken Dryden, All Music Guide

Gail Pettis only started performing professionally as a jazz vocalist a few years before she made her first CD, as she had a full-time career as an orthodontist. Yet because Pettis had been singing since childhood in addition to playing French horn ... read more

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