Voss Is Boss by Keith Oxman
From the album
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.
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.
August 26, 2020
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