RJ Lannan’s Review of REACH

Relying on the intricate balance between passion and emotion, exceptional flugelhorn/trumpeter
Jeff Oster offers up his latest release called Reach. Oster and company takes the listener on a
journey of the mind to places where fantasies and imagination go hand in hand. Jazzy, bluesy,
and ambient, Oster exceeds his grasp and he never loses sight of the final destination.

Jeff Oster
Moody, not blue.

Is there such a thing as ambient jazz? Yes, there is. Example; horn player Jeff Oster’s latest album Reach. Several years back Oster found the alchemy that it takes to make a simple horn theme echo and endlessly reverberate within a song and add to the melody without heavy handedness or taking over the lead, unless of course, he is the lead.

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