OA2 Records Reviews

Mark Quint - The Principle of Uncertainty
by Adam Greenburg, All Music Guide

The sophomore album from Mark Quint, a jazz vocalist that's made the rounds from LA to Chicago and back and recently settled into the Seattle scene. The compositions are a split effort between Quint and Brazilian transplant Marco de Carvalho, so ... read more

Daniel Jamieson's Danjam Orchestra - Sudden Appearance
by George Fendel, Jazz Society of Oregon

Here's a New York-based big band led by Toronto-born Jamieson. Most of the album consists of his original writing for this ensemble, and it is varied in tempo, mood and style. I liked the linear feeling of "Song for Anna" and the "rush" of "Sudden ... read more

Budman / Levy Orchestra - From There To Here
by John Henry, Audiophile Audition

Alex Budman, who plays reeds in this aggregation, points out in his notes that during the mid-2000s a number of musicians from around the U.S. settled in Los Angeles and played in various big bands. Some of them with similar musical sensibilities ... read more

Daniel Jamieson's Danjam Orchestra - Sudden Appearance
by Roberto Paviglianiti, italia.AllAboutJazz.com

[translated from Italian] Sudden Appearance is the discographic debut of the young composer Daniel Jamieson - already a soloist in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra - leading a big band. The album offers a playlist of eight songs that begins ... read more

Alex Budman and the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra - Instruments of Mass Pleasure
by Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

Mass Pleasure is the fourth album by the San Francisco-based Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, which is contemporary in the best sense of the word; that is, belonging to this age and time. While the nine charts are as modern as one could envision, they ... read more

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