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Greg Osby: Further Ado

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From his early ’80s work/study tenure in the Howard University Jazz Orchestra (bandmates: Geri Allen, Wallace Roney, Steve Coleman) to his mid-’80s progressions with Brooklyn’s M-Base Collective to his underrated ’90s funk ‘n’ hop period, alto saxophonist Greg Osby has always moved his style, worked his own “sound.” What a sound it is-rhythmically hard yet cerebrally soulful, fluid, warm, full-bodied and muscular like a tenor (even when he takes it upstairs), with exceptional one note-hang time.

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