OA2 Records Reviews

Idit Shner - Tuesday's Blues
by Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide

An outstanding debut from Israeli-cum-Texan-cum-Oregonian sax player Idit Shner, Tuesday's Blues showcases her take on jazz as a catalyst for innovation on beloved pieces. The majority of the compositions are traditional Israeli works of various ... read more

Gordon Lee - This Path
by Kyle O'Brien, The Oregonian

Gordon Lee wasn't satisfied with just one trio for his latest recording, This Path. Instead, he enlisted two bass players and two drummers, each lending their signature sounds to this collection of worldly jazz. Lee, a respected Portland ... read more

Gordon Lee with the Mel Brown Septet - Tuesday Night
by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

I bet you didn't know that Portland Oregon has a cooking jazz scene. They even have an annual festival, rain or shine! Here, you've got local hero Gordon Lee on piano along with drummer Mel Brown's band of Derek Sims/tp, Renato Caranto/ts, John ... read more

Nadav Snir-Zelniker - Thinking Out Loud
by John Barron, All About Jazz

Israeli-drummer Nadav Snir-Zelniker approaches straight-ahead, swinging jazz with a joyful spirit on his debut recording Thinking Out Loud. From the opening notes of "Pizmon Layakinton (Song for Hyacinth)" anchored by veteran bassist Todd Coolman, ... read more

George Cotsirilos - Variations
by Jason Bivins, Cadence

This is quietly accomplished, mainstream guitar stuff. With solid and slightly understated rhythm work, Cotsirilosí buoyant playing and generally sunny lyricism generally shine. After the brisk, at times dense work of the opener, the slightly lazy ... read more

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