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Voss Is Boss by Keith Oxman

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Album Title: Two Cigarettes In the Dark
Label: Capri Records
Released: 2020


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About the Album

"Voss is Boss" is the second track from saxophonist Keith Oxman's new album Two Cigarettes in the Dark. For his 11th album as a leader for Capri Records, Oxman teamed up with the esteemed tenor-sax veteran Houston Person, who has recorded more than 75 albums over the course of his career. About Person’s six-decade evolution as a player, The Guardian said: “His sound has become uniquely characterful – an idiosyncratic edit of all he has learned, expressed in shrugging hoots, briefly cantering bop sprints, spacious and softly blown ballads.” KUVO-FM Denver chose Oxman’s previous release – Glimpses, with Dave Liebman – as one of its top albums of 2019. And apropos of their 2006 album together, Dues in Progress, Curtis Fuller said: “Keith has become one of my closest friends, in a relationship reminiscent of my early musical associations with John Coltrane, Benny Golson and Cedar Walton.” Two Cigarettes in the Dark presents Oxman and Person in a mix of originals and standards, playing alongside a simpatico rhythm section: pianist Jeff Jenkins (a frequent Oxman musical foil), bassist Ken Walker and drummer Paul Romaine.

Track Listing

I've Never Been In Love Before; Voss is Boss; Everything Happens to Me; Two Cigarettes In the Dark; Bossa for Baby; Murphy's Law Impacts L.E.A.P.; Crazy He Calls Me; Wind Chill; Sweet Sucker; Murrellancholy.


Keith Oxman
saxophone, tenor
Houston Person
saxophone, tenor
Annette Murrell
voice / vocals
Jeff Jenkins

Additional Personnel

Keith Oxman


Date featured

August 26, 2020

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