OA2 Records Reviews

Tim Green & Trio Cambia - Change Of Seasons
by David Dupont, Cadence

Moving over to the instrumental side of the Christmas Jazz equation, Tim Green and Trio Cambia opened Change of Seasons with "The Drummer Boy's" companion in pop piety, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" to surprisingly good results. In a sessionthat ... read more

JazzVox - Jazzvox Presents: In Your Own Backyard
by Chris Robinson, Outside Inside Out

For the most part I am allergic to jazz vocals. I'm not really sure why this is the case, other than it's just a personal taste thing ? not any kind of indictment on jazz singing in general. I definitely appreciate the talents and artistry of jazz ... read more

Chris Amemiya & Jazz Coalescence - In the Rain Shadow
by Michael G. Nastos, Cadence

The Origin/OA2 labels consistently present solid mainstream bop oriented jazz, and this disc from trombonist Chris Amemiya - his first as a leader - certainly fills the bill. It’s an enjoyable program of melodic and for the most part hard swinging ... read more

Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington - Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Four
by Chris Spector, Midwest Record

At the very least, this set is going to ping the atavistic genes in anyone that ever dug the peppy, poppy sound of greasy organ jazz bands. While the sax/trumpet duo still leads the way, they give equal time to their fellow post boppers to step up ... read more

Chris Parker - Full Circle
by Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

Pianist Chris Parker \'s second CD release on OA2 Records. Full Circle, sounds like an exciting live set full of vigorous life, something that engages the crowd and gets them up out of their seat, dancing. It\'s a quintet—common enough in jazz—with ... read more

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