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Greg Osby: Out of the Woods

Greg Osby
Greg Osby
Greg Osby
Greg Osby

See this? It was a young tree the deer killed by eating all the bark. I came home and part of it had fallen near the front door. So I got out the chainsaw and cut the rest down….”

Greg Osby is surveying his domain, a modest parcel of wooded, hilly land a musket-ball’s toss from the Valley Forge National Historic Park west of Philadelphia. On this rustic setting sits the barn-red, two-story house that he is refurbishing. “It’s an upside-down California, meaning the sleeping rooms are on the bottom level and the entertainment and dining areas are on top,” Osby says. It’s all wood and glass and horizontal planes built around a stone chimney; it’s very ’70s.

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Ashley Kahn

Ashley Kahn is a Grammy-winning American music historian, journalist, producer, and professor. He teaches at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, and has written books on two legendary recordings—Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane—as well as one book on a legendary record label: The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records. He also co-authored the Carlos Santana autobiography The Universal Tone, and edited Rolling Stone: The Seventies, a 70-essay overview of that pivotal decade.