OA2 Records Reviews

Steve Owen - Stand Up Eight
by Chris Spector, Midwest Record

Who likes Bill Holman? Owen has an interesting concept here. The crack arranger also has a day job as an educator. He brought together his other jazzbo pals, who are also educators, to show that there’s no dust on them even as they spend more ... read more

Liam Sillery - Phenomenology
by Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide

For his fourth album, trumpeter Liam Sillery decided to explore a bit further afield than his previous sets had gone. Walking the line between traditional and free jazz, Phenomenology provides moments of tender melodies and flights of instrumental ... read more

Kyle Asche Organ Trio - The Hook Up
by Bob Stockton, Modern Jazz Classics

We here at MJC dearly love a great melodic straight ahead jazz guitar, and that is what we got when THE KYLE ASCHE ORGAN TRIO'S album THE HOOK UP (OA2 Records 22022) arrived in the mail. With KYLE on guitar, PETE BENSON on Hammond B-3, TODD HOWELL ... read more

Lynn Baker Quartet - Azure Intention
by John Frederick Moore, Jazziz

Saxophonist Lynn Baker has been a fixture in the Denver jazz scene for nearly 20 years, so don't beat yourself up if the name doesn't ring a bell. The work he's put in over that time has culminated in this largely solid recording of eight original ... read more

Wil Swindler - Universe B
by Kyle O'Brien, Jazz Society of Oregon

Saxophonist/composer Swindler's band isn't quite a big band ... call it a medium band. But its eleven members create a wall of sound, with the added textures of bass clarinet, alto flute, euphonium and French horn to make it interesting. From the ... read more

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