OA2 Records Reviews

Tunnel Six - Lake Superior
by Dave Sumner, eMusic Featured Album

When the members of an ensemble sacrifice all selfish thought and throw their entire weight behind the compositions of others, it's a transcendent moment, almost spiritual. There is a sense of a something greater than the sum of the individual parts ... read more

Craig Yaremko - CYO3
by Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog

Organ trios can come around these days in more than one flavor, so to speak. There are those that stay within the tradition well established in 1960 or so by Jimmy Smith and others. And then there are those that take the music into the present to ... read more

Chris Parker - Late in Lisbon
by Javier Antonio Qui“ones Ortiz, All About Jazz

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

Lynn Baker Quartet - Azure Intention
by Amazon.com, Amazon.com

In addition to being a fluid, heartfelt improviser, Denver-based saxophonist, Lynn Baker composes with an ear for melody and a mind for artistic challenge. On Azure Intention, Baker's debut recording for OA2 Records, he presents eight ... read more

Alex Budman and the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra - Instruments of Mass Pleasure
by Harvey Siders, Jazz Times

For over a decade, these San Francisco swingers have had a permanent place at Pearl's, where they can hone their collective and solo chops. Imagine the luxury of being paid to run down material for a recording session. No wonder the comfort level ... read more

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