Chicago has long been the land of the larger than life jazz tenors. Boasting a lineage that stretches back generations the Windy City has birthed some of the music’s most venerated big-toned saxophonists. Clifford Jordan, Gene Ammons, Von Freeman, Fred Anderson and Eric Alexander are but a handful of the names belonging to this fraternity of famous foghorn stylists. This disc makes a persuasive case for Ousely’s addition to their celebrated ranks.
While not his first date as a leader, this recent session by Delmark may prove the boost Ousley needs to get his name out among the masses. He’s ...read more