Osby, Greg / Public
Album:Public Collection:Jazz
Artist:Osby, Greg Added:Jul 2004
Label:Blue Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-07-26 Pull Date:2004-09-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 12Sep 5Aug 29Aug 22Aug 15Aug 8Aug 1

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 10, 2004:Memory Select
4.Aug 20, 2004:Memory Select
2.Sep 03, 2004:Jamorama Select
5.Aug 13, 2004:Memory Select
3.Aug 27, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Aug 05, 2004:"In Your Ear..." subbing for Ben (9:30-Noon)
Shaw 'nuff

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-07-30 
Sophisticated mainstream jazz. These are mostly covers, with only three compositions in Osby's highbrow, geometrically style (1, 3, 5). But it's still a session with plenty of complexity and free-minded improvising.

Osby shines as usual, casually tossing off fast, upbeat sax solos. Pianist Megumi Yonezawa can really tear it up. Tracks with Nicholas Payton on trumpet (2,4,6,7) offer some nice dual-leader counterpoint.

Live recording: watch for applause.

1- Stumbling midtempo theme; gets looser/faster for sax solo
2*- Free but lyrical version of Gershwin standard. Disjoint.
3- Mid/slow, relaxed. Opens with piano spillover.
4- Jaunty and fast, with a nice piano solo
5*- Midtempo, just a bit dark. A sax showcase.
6*- Fairly fast: bebop classic given a cool modern tone
7- Slow song; Joan Osborne on vocals. Band intro at the end.

Track Listing
1.Rising Sign 4.Bernie's Tune
2.Summertime 5.Equalatogram
3.Visitation 6.Shaw 'nuff
 7.Lover Man