“Back Home” review by George Fendel
From Jazz Society of Oregon:
This rather intriguing album covers the gamut from Ousley’s fresh originals to a prim and proper reading of a familiar Chopin Noctune. Notable as a guest soloist is the versatile Ira Sullivan, who, amazingly, plays saxophone, flute and flugelhorn, all witgreat skill. The recording also features a few well-placed vocals, the best of which was by LeNard Rutledge on Ousley’s stirring ballad, “So Long.” Most of the tunes are originals by the leader, and it should be said that he writes real melodies with, alternatively, charm and pizazz.
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