“Back Home” review by Edward Blanco
From All About Jazz:
One of the most in-demand bassist in South Florida, Jamie Ousley comes Back Home with an eclectic collection of songs on his second album featuring nine originals, one standard and a Latin shaded rendition of a Frederic Chopin composition. Originally from Tennessee and now residing in Miami since 1998—where he teaches at Florida International University—the bassist used the international stage from where he draws much experience, to record part of this album. With his core trio band mates of pianist Phillip Strange and drummer Larry Marshall, Ousley recorded this effort in both Osaka, Japan and in Miami, where he assembled the rest of the ensemble found on Back Home.
Delivering a solid jazzy embrace, Back Home could turn out to be the best home coming bassist Jamie Ousley may ever celebrate. With an all-star cast of musicians enhancing Ousley’s music, this recording merits far more than a sample.
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