OA2 Records Reviews

Florian Hoefner - Falling Up
by Dave Sumner, emusic

New release from pianist Hoefner, who put out an under-the-radar gem in 2012 with Songs Without Words. Hoefner’s music isn’t complicated or fussy… he crafts strong melodies and develops them with an enviable focus that makes his songs ... read more

Ben Neuman - Introductions
by Dean Christesen, Richmond Jazz

Neuman slips a waltz arrangement of "Blame It On My Youth" into his debut record, but there's really nothing to blame on his young age. For a 21-year-old, Neuman comes off as an extremely mature player. The risks he takes are exciting both on paper ... read more

Tunnel Six - Lake Superior
by eMusic, eMusic's Best Album's of 2011

The six promising young musicians who comprise Tunnel Six met while attending the International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. They quickly discovered a chemistry and worked to interpret the members' ... read more

Craig Yaremko - CYO3
by Pierre Giroux, Audiophile Audition

The organ trio construct has been around for so long, that listeners of a certain age would be hard pressed to recall when it was not part of the jazz scene. The challenge always is to try to find something new in the musical telling using this ... read more

Seattle Womens Jazz Orchestra - Dreamcatcher
by Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

Here's more conclusive evidence, if any were needed, that jazz is no longer solely a man's game. The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra joins the burgeoning ranks of all-female big bands that include DIVA, Maiden Voyage, Germany's United Women's ... read more

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