Dick Oatts – Gratitude (SCCD 31653)

In this long-waited leader album in six years Dick Oatts again reveals himself as an uncompromising and phenomenal jazz musician.

In reviewing Oatts’ previous release “South Paw” (SCCD 31511) Owen Cordle of JazzTimes wrote,

Longtime lead alto man with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Oatts comes from the Paul Desmond-Lee Konitz school of saxophone playing. But a sweet sound and a cerebral approach to improvising comprise only part of his style. There's also a trim muscularity in his tone and lines. And the lines can be quite angular and oblique at times. I don't hear any other alto man playing with all these qualities these days . …”

1. Organic Lady (Dick Oatts)
2. Owe Joe (Dick Oatts)
3. Gratitude (Dick Oatts)
4. A Change Will Come (Dick Oatts)
5. Dues In D Minor (Dick Oatts)
6. Emphasizing Eric (Dick Oatts)
7. Horton's Lament (Dick Oatts)
8. Tune For T (Dick Oatts)

UPC/EAN: 716043165322

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