OA2 Records Reviews

Liam Sillery Quintet - Minor Changes
by Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

Trumpeter/flugelhornist Liam Sillery invites tenor saxophonist David Sills into the front line on this straightahead quintet outing for a sound reminiscent of Blue Note's heyday. The leader's musical mentors are Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, and ... read more

Liam Sillery - Outskirts
by Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

Trumpeter Liam Sillery leads a fine quintet (with altoist Matt Blostein, pianist Jese Stacken, bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza) on Outskirts. A laidback and relaxed trumpeter who blends well with Blostein, Sillery is even more ... read more

Carrie Wicks - Barely There
by Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

Vocalist Carrie Wicks\' debut was 2010\'s I\'ll Get Around To It (OA2 Records). She slipped her original composition, the disc\'s title tune that she co-wrote with bassist Ken Nottingham, onto the CD, along with a bunch of well-chosen songs from the ... read more

Debbie Poryes - Catch Your Breath
by Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide

Debbie Poryes likes to use a loping approach to the piano, as it quickly becomes clear on Catch Your Breath. On the album, her second release as a leader, she works her way through a set built upon both her own compositions and standards from the ... read more

George Cotsirilos - On The Rebop
by Doug Collar, WKAR-FM

Recently while digging into a Danish and having a coffee at a Panera, I caught a hard grooving Wes Montgomery tune over the sound system. That is the same vibe I get from George Cotsirilos. "On the Rebop" is straight ahead and the real thing. When ... read more

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