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The Oatmeal Jazz Combo: Instant Oats

Read "Instant Oats" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Formed at Stony Brook University in 2009, The Oatmeal Jazz Combo returns with Instant Oats, their fifth album, following Whole Wheat Oats (LGY Records, 2015). There have been some changes on the front line, and there are no vocalists featured this time. The program opens with the gentle bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim's “Look to the Sky," a beautiful, infrequently played tune that serves as a kind of prelude. The group really introduces itself with the fanfare-like “Searching for ...

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The Oatmeal Jazz Combo: Whole-Wheat Oats

Read "Whole-Wheat Oats" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


The stylistic focus of The Oatmeal Jazz Combo is well-summarized by one of its song titles: “Straight-A-Head." Ever since the original members met at New York's Stony Brook University the band has shared a passion for mainstream jazz, and the chemistry they found playing together (the “oatmeal" in the group's name refers to the beige soundproofing in the Stony Brook music department's basement rehearsal space). The members have become geographically dispersed since then, but manage to get together periodically, their ...


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