OA2 Records Reviews

Debbie Poryes | Bruce Williamson - Two and Fro
by Ken Dryden, All Music Guide

Pianist Debbie Poryes included multi-reed player Bruce Williamson as a member of the quartet on her first OA2 CD, but on her second CD for the label, it is just the two of them. There are several oft-recorded standards, though none of them sound the ... read more

Liam Sillery - Priorite
by Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide

Still exploring his sound with a strong quintet, trumpeter Liam Sillery is a long way off from his days with the California sound of the Acoustic Jazz Quartet. On Priorité, Sillery combines with his stalwart troupe for a solid session of post-bop, ... read more

Paul West - Being Alone
by Adam Greenburg, All Music Guide

Hailing seemingly from times past in jazz, Paul West here takes on the older piano and vocal jazz repertoire, performing in a nice soft, lounge style. His tone is light and rather intimate, bringing out an atmosphere of the smallest clubs. As he ... read more

Gail Pettis - Here in the Moment
by Marc Myers, Jazz Wax

Gail Pettis' new CD, Here in the Moment, is a throwback to the 1950s, when singers crawled inside a song and moved it around a bit while delivering a straight-up rendition. To do this requires enormous knowledge and courage. If what you try on the ... read more

Sara Leib - Secret Love
by Darryl Daniels, The Jazz Page

Vocalist Sara Leib makes a wonderful recording debut with Secret Love, produced by Matt Pierson. Leib delivers warm, inviting vocals over fresh new arrangements of classic and contemporary tunes. Covered are works by Cole Porter and Rodgers and ... read more

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