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Greg Osby: Channel Three

Read "Channel Three" reviewed by Jim Santella

The freedom that saxophonist Greg Osby exhibits on Channel Three allows him to create openly without clutter. The harmony comes through overlapping tones, as saxophone and bass converse and drummer Jeff Watts echoes with various textures. You can even feel the pitches coming from his drum set.

Working without a pianist, the trio opens ...

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Greg Osby: Channel Three

Read "Channel Three" reviewed by John Kelman

At some point in their careers, most saxophonists decide to tackle the trio format and do away with chordal instruments, or pick up another linear front line player to provide either the implicit or explicit harmonies inherent in larger groupings. Greg Osby has waited longer than most to tackle the challenging context, but with Channel Three, ...

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Greg Osby: Channel Three

Read "Channel Three" reviewed by Michael McCaw

Channel Three, the first trio album in Greg Osby's now almost twenty-year recording career, is one of challenging, accessible, and incessantly swinging music. In many ways it sits in contrast to anything else in his catalog, but it nonetheless also sounds exactly like the alto saxophonist, due to Osby's indomitable spirit.

Such a unique ...

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Greg Osby: Channel Three

Read "Channel Three" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Progressive jazz enthusiasts have to admire an artist who is willing to take chances. From early beginnings with the creative music outlet of the M-BASE collective and popular music which included early hip hop, to becoming one of today's most individualistic jazz artists, saxophonist Greg Osby has continued to create music that is grounded yet is ...