Alto saxophonist Greg Osby’s new Blue Note disc, St. Louis Shoes, smokes—buy it today—but we wanted to tip you off to another Osby disc that will soon be on store racks: Round and Round, a duo CD with pianist Marc Copland. The album will be out June 24 via Nagel-Heyer and its 57 minutes are filled with nine tracks (three Osby tunes, five Copland tunes and the Rainger/Robin standard “Easy Living”). Jim Anderson, jazz’s foremost minister of sound outside of Rudy van Gelder, recorded the disc at New York’s Avatar Studios in late November 2002. Simply put: the music is cozy and so is the CD’s sound.
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