Dialogues

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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
University of Kentucky director of jazz studies Miles Osland continues to release albums featuring the various student jazz groups he has put together during his tenure at the school. On Dialogues, it's the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble playing with the same high standards that characterize Osland's earlier releases. As always, there is an imaginative play list featuring a standard or two, contemporary jazz music, an oddball piece, and some tunes penned by his students. Most of the tunes fall into the contemporary composer category with pieces by Bob Mintzer, Don Menza, Ernie Watts, Bill Holman, and other current jazz practitioners. One of the highlights of the album...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
University of Kentucky director of jazz studies Miles Osland continues to release albums featuring the various student jazz groups he has put together during his tenure at the school. On Dialogues, it's the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble playing with the same high standards that characterize Osland's earlier releases. As always, there is an imaginative play list featuring a standard or two, contemporary jazz music, an oddball piece, and some tunes penned by his students. Most of the tunes fall into the contemporary composer category with pieces by Bob Mintzer, Don Menza, Ernie Watts, Bill Holman, and other current jazz practitioners. One of the highlights of the album is the tender, expressive baritone sax of Don Steins on "Miss Ella," charted by big-band director Matt Catingub. Steins clearly has in mind becoming a member of the elite of contemporary big horn masters like Gary Smulyan, Nick Brignola, and Joe Temperley. Steins is also featured on "Perdido." Something called "Goober the Accursed" is a piece the Kentucky Marching Band used to play at football games. Osland has altered the tempo and the structure and done some other things, transforming it into an inventive piece for large jazz orchestra. Corey Lareau's tenor sax is prominent on this jazz piece cum march. Things really get exciting and slightly dissonant with Bob Florence's blasting "Tenors, Anyone?," with some steady tenor sax work by Lareau and Bryan Murray. The eccentric selection on the play list is "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," although "No Joy in Mudville" may also fit that bill. "Ball Game" is played by the ensemble's sax section, and Osland displays his versatility and virtuosity on baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano saxes. An instrumental other than a sax is given the solo spotlight with the trumpet of Josh Thompson on Don Menza's "Blues for Uncommon Kids," which feeds off Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man." This track also features some exciting drumming by Marcus Reddick. A hallmark of Osland's groups is the presence of a hard-hitting drum man to drive the group. The University of Kentucky jazz program continues to break new ground by forging jazz music that is both inventive and entertaining, a combination often hard to attain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/1998
  • Label: Sea Breeze Vista
  • UPC: 017231453123
  • Catalog Number: 4531

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dialogue (5:14)
  2. 2 Blues for Uncommon Kids (8:36)
  3. 3 Red Reflection (6:29)
  4. 4 Goober the Accursed (4:06)
  5. 5 Tesoro (8:32)
  6. 6 No Joy in Mudville (6:31)
  7. 7 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (4:39)
  8. 8 Perdido (3:02)
  9. 9 Miss Ella (4:53)
  10. 10 Hot Monkey Love (5:51)
  11. 11 Tenors, Anyone? (6:22)
  12. 12 Joyous Reunion (8:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Miles Osland Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tim Altman Trumpet
David Ashley Trombone
John Best Percussion, Mallets
Larry Nelson Bass
Jonathan Anderson Saxophone
Bryan Murray Saxophone
Bill Watts Bass Trombone
Don Steins Saxophone
Brandon Stinnett Trumpet
Josh Thompson Trumpet
Jessica Ware Trumpet
Dr. Richard Domek Piano
Jeremy Long Saxophone
Sara Marchetti Trumpet
David Henderson Trombone
Technical Credits
Miles Osland Director, Producer, Mastering
Herb Wong Liner Notes
Public Domain Composer
David Henderson Engineer, Mastering
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