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Artist: Douglas Olsen
Label: Douglas Olsen
RRP: £13.99
88295 91153
Release Date: 01 November 2020

Douglas Olsen has been a busy trumpeter in the New England area during the past quarter-century where he has been featured in a variety of jazz settings. is his new bop and Latin Jazz infused album...

Dizzy Gillespie’s 'Algo Bueno' (also known as 'Woody’n You') is one of the highlights of Douglas Olsen's 2¢. It's a song that fits in wonderfully with Olsen's original recordings. There's a little bit of everything thrown into the mix, making this a jazz release that's hard to pass by.

'Rat-Race' feels like a nod and a wink to composer Henry Mancini, and for me represented one of the album's highlights.

While Olsen's trumpet / flugelhorn takes centre stage, that doesn't mean he steals the limelight. Over the course of these 9 pieces (52 min, 09 sec) each instrument gets its moment to shine.

A lovingly crafted jazz album that is hard to resist.


Nick Smithson

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