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Jeff Oster - Next mp3
Interprète: Jeff Oster
Titre: Next
Publié sur: 2015
Label: Retso Records
Pays: US
Style: Smooth Jazz
Catalogue #: RR11005
Genre: Jazz
Classement: 4.8
Votes: 013
Formats: CD, Album
Taille du MP3: 2416 mb


Featuring – Jeff Taboloff
2The Mystery of B5:26
3On Mother's Day2:53
4Avenue D4:23
5Half a Cookie4:22
6Night Train to Sofia4:21
7Ibiza Sunrise4:04
8And We Dance3:50
Featuring – Nile Rodgers
10Turn Left at San Pancho4:29
11I Can't Make You Love Me5:37
12Gardens of Varanasi5:54


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Songs in album Jeff Oster - Next 2015. Jeff Oster - Next Feat. Nile Rodgers. Jeff Oster - Night Train To Sofia. Jeff Oster - Gardens Of Varanasi. Jeff Oster - Turn Left At San Pancho. Jeff Oster - I Can't Make You Love Me. Jeff Oster - On Mother's Day. Jeff Oster - Half A Cookie. Jeff Oster - Ibiza Sunrise. With his newest album, next, Jeff brings his horn front and center you'll hear his unmistakable tone floating over these 12 new tracks like never before. For Jeff, this album is about rebirth and change, and tells the story of whats next for him, both as a musician and in his life. next is free to Jeff Oster Next Next, Night Train to Sofia and more. 12 tracks 60:26. He is a member of the four-piece band Flow. Oster's style has been described as Miles Davis meets Pink Floyd. He is three-time winner of the Independent Music Awards and ten-time winner of the Zone Music Reporter Awards formerly NAR LifeStyle Music Awards. He was featured on the Laura Sullivan's Grammy Award- winning album Love's River. Flow's debut album reached number 4 on the Billboard New. Listen to music from Jeff Foster like Dream On Dream, Life Without a Centre & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Jeff Foster. A new version of is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Jeff Foster. Play artist. With next, Jeff creates a new genre New Age Ambient Funk and along for the ride are guitarist Nile Rodgers Chic, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Madonna on the title track, and five songs created during a legendary session with the duo of drummer Bernard Pretty Purdie and bassist Chuck Rainey musicians tha. Next - Jeff Oster. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Album 2015 12 Songs. 2015 Jeff Oster. More By Jeff Oster. next by Jeff Oster, released 14 April 2015 1. next feat. Nile Rodgers 2. Night Train to Sofia 3. Gardens of Varanasi 4. Turn Left at San Pancho 5. I Can't Make You Love Me 6. On Mother's Day 7. Half a Cookie 8. Ibiza Sunrise 9. Avenue D 10. The Mystery of B 11. Heroes feat. Jeff Taboloff 12. And We Dance With his newest album, next, Jeff brings his horn front and center you'll hear his unmistakable tone floating over these 12 new tracks like never before. Go ahead and add NEXT to your collection, and you'll receive an AUTOGRAPHED chill-noir 9X14 poster you can see it on this page - the first two images are the poster along with the super high quality 4-panel digipak

The Fluid Flugelhorn

When is jazz not jazz, but more? When the chilling strains of an instrument create not only the eerie vibe of continuous energy, but also an atmosphere of passion on many levels. It is a rare occurrence, but it happens when multi-instrumentalist Jeff Oster is on one end of the flugelhorn. Oster's latest installment, called appropriately, Next is twelve tracks of smooth crossovers of what we used to call "day tripping" music. Yes, jazz plays the biggest part in the compositions, but there is something subliminally silky in the mix, something earthy and elaborate. The recording occasionally lapses into contemporary themes without a kerfuffle with songs containing background vocals, and there are over twenty additional artists making monumental contributions that make this not just an album, but also an auditory experience.

Legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers graces the title tune, Next. Rodgers, a mainstay R & B guitarist in 70's and 80's music and founder of the band, Chic adds a signature groove to Next. Oster could play this upbeat tune in any jazz club on the planet and garner a standing O. If this is what is next, then anyone would want more, myself included.

In 1991 Bonnie Raitt had a hit with I Can’t Make You Love Me, but it was a few years later that the song got my attention when offered by vocalist Nancy Wilson. Jeff covers the song superbly with a delicate touch and anchoring the melody is the Hammond B-3 organ played by Tom Eaton who doubles as co-producer along with Oster and Will Ackerman.

Grammy winning composer and keyboardist Ricky Kej adds his magic to a beautiful ballad called Gardens of Varanasi. As the holiest city in all of India, Varanasi it is special place. It embodies the concepts of birth and death, it is a destination for pilgrims, and it has the sacred waters for spiritual cleansing. In Jeff's tune, we can feel the sun rise in the east and we can bask in the glow of the golden light. Around us are endless rows of roses, their perfume like a tonic for our spirit. This tune is both meditative and jazzy, but in a subdued way.

By the title alone I thought that Half a Cookie would be a cutsie kind of song, but it turns out that it is a serious number with a dark side. It is not somber, but brooding, quiet, and softly elusive. The piano is played by Catherine Marie Charlton and the bass by Tony Levin, both balancing perfectly on the other side of Jeff's sumptuously echoing melody.

There is a magical place fifty miles off the coast of southern Spain where the sun shines every day. The azure waters call to you and the vibe, although known for something surpassing Bohemian, is now changing to a spiritual atmosphere. Oster's rendition of Ibiza Sunrise features Carl Weingarten on slide guitar and Michael Manring on fretless bass. Vocalist Melissa R. Kaplan croons a breathless background almost like a Siren. You must heed the call.

Saxophonist Jeff Taboloff offer his unique mix of smooth jazz and contemporary themes on the tune Heroes. One of my favorite things about Oster's music is when he layers horns over horns and this one has that. It is a story song where we sense the danger. All around us are the perils of a generation. The hero comes out of the dawn not to save the world, but to change it.

The final cut is called And We Dance. It is surprisingly, a modest tune. The fragile sound is created by the talents of legendary great Will Ackerman adapting one of his emotional guitar poems to compliment Jeff's echoing song style. The result is a delicate farewell. It suggests to me that we have had our time, although not as long as we would have wanted, and the starlight is about to fade into the next day. It turned out to be my favorite on Next.

I can honestly say I never met an Oster song I did not like. Everything on the album says that tomorrow will be a better day. It is almost as if the album had a promise hidden within the notes. The palatable blends of jazz, contemporary and world themes will be a welcomed addition in anyone’s musical life. Jeff Oster has done it again.

Rating: Excellent

- reviewed by RJ Lannan on 5/22/2015
Jeff Oster's Next (as in "the next big thing") is a masterful collection of tunes that blurs the lines between jazz, chill, funk and ambient/new age as if boundaries simply didn't exist. It is certainly one of the most entertaining albums of recent years, one that is polished to a chromium sheen by the ace production/engineering team of Ackerman and Eaton (I shouldn't have to give you their first names at this point), suffused with genuine warmth and humanity, and overflowing with a sense that the many musicians on the album had a great time recording it. And what a cast of players Oster assembled for Next! A huge tip of my hat to all of 'em: Chuck Rainey (bass), Tony Levin (bass), Michael Manring (fretless bass), Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums), Philip Aaberg (piano), Catherine Marie Charlton (piano), Ricky Kej (keyboards and bass), Vanil Veigas (sarangi), Nile Rodgers (guitar), Todd Boston (guitar), Taylor Barefoot (guitar), Scott Tarulli (guitar), Carl Weingarten (slide guitar), Shambhu Vineberg (guitar), Britt Thomas Brady (Fender Rhodes, guitar and keyboards), Melissa Kaplan (vocals), Jeff Taboloff (tenor sax), Noah Wilding (vocals), and Ackerman (guitar) and Eaton (keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion). Whew!

Even with all these sterling talents on Next, the unifying factor throughout the album's twelve tracks is Oster's flugelhorn and trumpet playing which, frankly, has never been better. Oster's control of nuance and tone is almost eerily perfect, it's just so sublime and fluid. It doesn’t matter what the music calls for, be it funky licks, soothing ambientish soundscapes, or blues-tinted jazz runs, he is not just up to the task but excels at it. Other than a very solid cover of the classic tune "I Can’t Make You Love Me" (made famous by Bonnie Raitt) and two other tracks ("And We Dance," co-written by the artist and Will Ackerman and "On Mother's Day," a compositional collaboration between Oster and Shambhu) Oster penned the remaining nine tunes which makes Next even more of an accomplishment.

For me, Next excels at one thing more than anything else—creating an atmosphere of laid-back relaxation without resorting to "relaxation music" clichés. Even when Oster and crew "kick it" in the funky opening title track, the expert way the song is mixed (spot-on laying of the drums and bass in the mix) brings the tune in as nicely chilled funk as opposed to a "tear the roof off the sucka" funk a la George Clinton. "Night Train to Sofia" washes over the listener with a flowing jazziness laced with a sense of bluesy longing. The drums and bass impart a noticeable rhythm which ties in nicely with the titular reference without directly aping the sound of steel wheels on rails. Kaplan's vocals cry out in muted fashion like a distant siren song, calling to her lover. Superb stuff! "Gardens of Varanasi" features Veigas' sarangi playing (an Asian string instrument) which casts a subtle world fusion shadow but the mood of the cut is more jazz-oriented by the ending with a mellow beat and Oster's fluid lead melody. Eaton's Fender Rhodes that kicks off "Turn Left at San Pancho" places the cut in a fantastic slightly-retro jazz vein (think vintage era Bob James) and once again, the solid drum/bass rhythm section lays down a solid groove over which Oster plays one of the album's catchiest refrains.

Track after track, Next delights with outstanding musicianship, sterling production, and some of the tastiest horn licks that Oster has ever committed to a recording. "I Can’t Make You Love Me" is every bit as soulful and sorrowfully romantic as Raitt's version while "Ibiza Sunrise" sounds like you would think it would, unfurling slowly over a downtempo groove with layers of synthesizers, guitar and vocals and Oster's flugelhorn circling above it all like a graceful bird gliding over the titular island's coastline. "Avenue D" pulses with one of the more uptempo beats on the album, set aglow with Eaton's twinkling Fender Rhodes' keys while Oster's trumpet and flugelhorn intertwine with a graceful sense of subdued joy. Carefully placed environmental sound effects enhance the carefree nature of the song and Todd Boston's tasty guitar solo in the bridge adds yet another playful dash of spice. "The Mystery of B" slows way down with an ambient-like sensibility, an atmospheric blending of flugelhorn, bass, guitar, piano, and assorted keyboards that flows ever so patiently, slowly building to a mild elevation of drama. "Heroes" is the most dynamic track on the album with Charlton's piano and Taboloff's sax providing the opening mellow passage before the song comes to life with a more pronounced bass-heavy beat and percolating synthesizers over which Oster and guitarist Taylor Barefoot set things afire, eventually joined by Taboloff before the track ends. Next comes to a perfect ending with the restrained "And We Dance," a beautiful duet with Ackerman playing his trademark warm, introspective acoustic guitar and Oster blissing out on flugelhorn.

When I have to review an album as outstanding as Next, I worry that my praise will come off as gushing hyperbole, or even worse, sycophantic ramblings. However, I would be remiss if I didn't state that Next is flat-out amazing. Certainly this is Jeff Oster's best recording to date (which is no small thing in and of itself). But it's more than that. It is a landmark album that should hold almost universal appeal to anyone who has even a mild love for jazz or chill, as well as groove-oriented instrumental music. Next truly is the "next big thing." I wouldn’t want to be Jeff Oster, though, 'cause I have no idea how he will top this! It's hard to improve on perfection!
- Bill Binkelman (Wind and Wire - May 2015)
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