OA2 Records Reviews

Gail Pettis - Here in the Moment
by Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat, August 2010

**** A former orthodontist, Pettis finds new vistas of emotion in the words and music of standards and surprises on her second album. Her wonderful version of "I Thought About You," usually identified with Ella Fitzgerald, reflects the melancholy ... 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

Glenn White - Sacred Machines
by Elliott Simon, All About Jazz

For Sacred Machines, tenor man Glenn White has enlisted some of the most recognizable working jazz musicians in New York for a session of precisely played original modern jazz. White's horn is soulful and rich and he expertly uses the talents of his ... read more

Marco de Carvalho - For The Moment
by , All About Jazz

Brazilian guitarist Marco de Carvalho lays back on For the Moment, where he dwells almost exclusively in mounting relaxed grooves suffused with the endemic melodic tropical sensuousness so characteristic of his native country. Carvalho's slow and ... read more

Gordon Lee and the Gleeful Big Band - Flying Dream
by John Henry, Audiophile Audition

Portland jazz pianist and composer Gordon Lee only started writing for big band in 1995 but the ten tracks on this disc demonstrate that he's a master at it. An expanding interest in counterpoint was the stimulus for his efforts. Classical ... read more

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