OA2 Records Reviews

Chris Parker - Late in Lisbon
by Javier Antonio QuiÒones Ortiz, All About Jazz

Pianist Chris Parker wrote all ten compositions on Late in Lisbon, incorporating a contemporary sounding Èlan with high ended sonic textures provided by violinist Rob Thomas and saxist Peter Epstein on alto & soprano. The latter two have finely ... read more

Brian Owen - Unmei
by Ric Bang, The Davis Enterprise

And yet another young lion enters the jazz arena. Trumpeter, composer and arranger Brian Owen, born and raised in Everett, Wash., in in his early 20\'s... and always has been in a hurry. He took advantage of the Running Start program and ... read more

Jim Olsen - We See Stars
by George Fendel, Oregon Jazz Scene

Ok, I admit it. Any time I see the name Bobby Shew attached to a recording, my curiosity is aroused. And Shew’s lyrical trumpet and flugelhorn are featured here among other prime time soloists. Composer-flutist Jim Olsen has composed from a varied ... read more

Daniel Barry - Walk All Ways
by John Barron, All About Jazz

Drawing from his formal training as a trumpeter/composer as well as his travel experiences throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America, Seattle-based musician Daniel Barry has produced Walk All Ways, an expressive blend of multicultural ... read more

Seattle Womens Jazz Orchestra - Meeting of the Waters
by Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra, now seven years old, has produced its second superlative album of contemporary jazz, a cosmopolitan enterprise showcasing impressive compositions and arrangements by musical director Daniel Barry; Englishwoman ... read more

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