Contemporary Fusion Review of REACH

By Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews – August 16, 2018

Masterful pertinent contemporary fusion Jeff Oster – REACH: I’ve been a fan of Jeff’s excellent trumpet and flugelhorn work for many years now… I first reviewed him in issue # 118, where he got a “PICK”, and on many other albums… my most recent review was of a live show he did with F.L.O.W. (up in Seattle), where I got to meet him (Trump shirt & all, lol)…

Jeff’s new release doesn’t officially come out until later in 2018 (October), so there won’t be sample links until he tells me it’s gone live… in the meantime, though, I can tell you that you’re going to fall in love with his 5:27 aural sketch of the “Five Great Mountains” (in China)… he’s joined by stellar players (I would expect nothing less) who help to invoke the attitude of worship this song brings to your consciousness.. Ruslan Sirota – keyboards, vocals; Robin Ghosh – guitar; Benjamin Shepherd – bass; Tamir Barzilay – drums; Pete Korpela – percussion; Jenni Asher – Erhu; Ravichandra Kulur – indian flutes and Drew Allsbrook – vocals – the percussion on this piece helps to set the mood for your journey to inspiration, and Jeff’s horn leads the way.

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