OA2 Records Reviews

Joan Hickey - Between The Lines
by Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

Chicago-based pianist Joan Hickey and her quintet sound as if they\'re trying to sneak up on you with some warbling horn work over a steady bass line as the opening Hickey original, "Herbris," spins to life. Then they find the groove that leads into ... read more

George Cotsirilos - Past Present
by Veronica Timpanelli, Jazz Review

Past Present is the third release from guitarist George Cotsirilos, and the second for the trio. It is a strong follow-up to the trio s first release together, On the Rebop. This latest production offers up a good mix of original compositions and ... read more

Glenn White - Sacred Machines
by Jan P. Dennis, Audiophile Audition

Very attractive modern jazz in the vein of Dave Binney and the Jazz Composers Collective It's not surprising that Glenn White operates in the same distinct jazz world as Dave Binney. After all, Binney produced this excellent debut?if you don?t ... read more

Nathan Eklund Group - Coin Flip
by Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

Trumpeter-composer Nathan Eklund forges great frontline chemistry with tenor saxophonist Craig Yaremko on his fourth outing as a leader. Joined by Steve Myerson on Fender Rhodes, Kellen Harrison on bass and Shawn Baltazor on drums, the pair ... read more

Liam Sillery - Outskirts
by David Kane, Cadence

Liam Sillery may be a U.S. born and bred musician but the music on Outskirts has a very European feel to it. Though at its heart, this CD is in the Modern Mainstream tradition, the rhythmic extrapolations of "Prana" and the Free Jazz of "Black Rag" ... read more

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