OA2 Records Reviews

Dean Schmidt - I Know Nothing
by Cynthia Mullis, All About Jazz, Seattle

Actually, Dean Schmidt knows quite a lot. Here, on his first outing as a leader, Schmidt takes advantage of this opportunity to express his musical personality from the driver's seat. Bass players are usually in the position of playing a supportive ... read more

Carrie Wicks - Barely There
by Chris Spector, Midwest Record

A jazz vocalist that writes \'em too checks in with her second set that shows the promises made on her auspicious debut were no mere empty promises. Swinging nicely with her cohorts, Wicks can be obliquely sexy or meet classic vocal material head ... 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

JazzVox - Jazzvox Presents: In Your Own Backyard
by C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz.com

Nich Anderson is a Northwest coast jazz vocalist and jazz vocals champion who has been bringing jazz vocal talent to his "house concerts" in Washington State for the past 10 years. Anderson and Origin Records' house presence Bill Anschell have ... read more

George Mitchell - Play Zone
by Adam Greenburg, All Music Guide

Play Zone is the sophomore effort from George Mitchell, 20-year veteran of Diana Ross' band. Here, he's more at home, playing more straightforward jazz piano (with some exceptions) and making use of a fine ensemble of Portland jazzmen. The basis of ... read more

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