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Osby, Greg / St. Louis Shoes
Album:St. Louis Shoes Collection:Jazz
Artist:Osby, Greg Added:07/2003
Label:Blue Note 

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Add Date:2003-07-14 Pull Date:2003-09-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:31 Aug24 Aug10 Aug3 Aug27 Jul20 Jul
Airplays:111232

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1.Sat, 10 Sep 05:Sunshine
Morning Glory
4.Tue, 19 Aug 03:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
2.Wed, 19 Nov 03:miss skye
Tofutti break!
5.Tue, 05 Aug 03:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
3.Tue, 26 Aug 03:Fo
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6.Fri, 01 Aug 03:Wedge
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-07-11 
Greg Osby's love letter to his native St. Louis: a mainstream-sounding mix of covers that often slaps new chords and/or structures on old favorites (2,5).

Tends toward the easygoing side, eschewing the math-minded complexity of Osby's other albums. That may be a product of his new, younger band -- most notably, pianist Jason Moran is gone, replaced by 21-year-old Harold O'Neal. Happy stuff, recommended. And dig Osby's old 'fro on the back cover!

1- Duke Ellington: slow and swingy, pleasantly retro, with some cool double-soloing near the end
2*- Mid/fast Dizzy Gillespie tune stretched into 5/4 time
3*- Monk tune, catchy and cute, on the slow side
4- Soft and breezy
5*- Laid-back minor key tune, some fast fluid soloing
6- Midtempo and breezy
7- Slow
8- Happy mid/fast ramble
9*- Slow demi-blues, with occasional off-kilter beats and dissonant chords. A pretty song.

Track Listing
1.East St. Louis Toodle-Oo 5.Summertime
2.Shaw Nuff 6.Milton on Ebony
3.Light Blue 7.The Single Petal of a Rose
4.Whirlwind Soldier 8.Bernie's Tune
 9.St. Louis Blues