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Mike Osborne: Force Of Nature

Read "Force Of Nature" reviewed by Martin Longley

Late English alto saxophonist Mike Osborne, whose work represented the pinnacle of British avant jazz, sadly retired back in 1982 as a result of mental health problems. The discovery of previously unheard material is therefore particularly exciting, especially when its standard is high enough to preserve the reedman's best playing form.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Osborne: Force Of Nature

Read "Force Of Nature" reviewed by Nic Jones

The mercurial nature of alto saxophonist Mike Osborne's musical personality was arguably a difficult thing to capture on record, but here it's caught in all its glory despite the slightly muddy fidelity. Any degree to which he might have been in thrall to both Jackie McLean and Ornette Coleman was no longer an issue by the ...