OA2 Records Reviews

Nadav Snir-Zelniker - Thinking Out Loud
by Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide

The Origin label and its sister label OA2 have a knack for unearthing jazz drummers and making them into bandleaders, utilizing the more rhythmically intense compositions that stem from a leader in that position as something of a hallmark. Nadav ... read more

Glenn White - Sacred Machines
by David R. Adler, lerterland.blogspot.com

Smoking, evocative originals by the tenor saxophonist and a quintet (sometimes sextet). Produced by David Binney. The second horn is Jamie Baum's flute ? a refreshing twist. Roberta Piket, Gary Wang, Jeff Hirshfield and Patrick Hay play forcefully ... read more

Lary Barilleau & The Latin Jazz Collective - Carmen's Mambo
by Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network

Lary Barilleau is more than a percussionist; he is a veritable percussion colourist who wields sticks and mallets and brushes dipped and splayed into an enormous palette of tints and shades. This is evident throughout his record, Carmenís Mambo ... read more

Paul West / Mark Brown - Words & Music
by John Henry, Audiophile Audition

Some great original tunes from the versatile Seattle duo - ***** I've said before I'm not strongly into vocal music, but when a singer communicates a real personality and believability - even if not having a perfect voice - then I'm a fan. Mark ... read more

George Cotsirilos - Past Present
by Jerome Wilson, Cadence, Oct-Dec 2010

Past Present is a no-nonsense, straight ahead Jazz guitar trio session that even is described as "blue collar" in the liner notes. Cotsirilos is a supple guitar player who hits all his notes chords, and melodies with little fuss. He can do ... read more

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