Bill Ohashi & the 'Bridge Neo-Bop Sextet' | Ampullae of Lorenzini

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Ampullae of Lorenzini

by Bill Ohashi & the 'Bridge Neo-Bop Sextet'

A dynamic, 'real Jazz' recording session by veteran NYC based Asian-American-Trombonist, Bill Ohashi, spanning several decades of modern composed & improvised mainstream Jazz, Bill plants his music in the fertile fields of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messenger.
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1. Cadillac Shack
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2. Firm Roots
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3. Cape Verdeun Blues
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4. Stairway to the Stars
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5. Ampullae of Lorenzini
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6. KD's Notion
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7. Circle Around
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8. Cirlcel II
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Richard B. Kamins

"Packed with concise solos...One can hear the musicians' respect for the music a
Cadence Magazine--"Fantaia/Ugetsu" E5/24-26/95 "Ampullae of Lorenzini"--Bill Ohashi and the 'Bridge Sextet, Bill Ohashi & the Neo-Bop Sextet
Here we have two dates led by a trombonist that covers decades of Creative Music. As far as I can tell, these are debuts for this man as a leader.
Bill Ohashi plants his music in the fertile feilds of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Five of the six tracks are written by players who worked with Buhaina except for the three Ohashi originals on 'Ampullae'. The sextet that the trombonist assembled features several strong soloists and they really light into the music. Lee Morgan's,"What Know", opens the program and 'fours' everyone a chance to blow. Ohashi has a sound and very melodic. Richard Vitale's trumpet work cracles while David Scnitter's tenor sound has a nice heft to it. The front line trades "fours" with the drummer (Drory Mondlak) and gets into the spirit of the piece. Joe Henderson's,"Our Thing", is pushed into high gear by the drumming of Mike Clark. The title tune shows the group in a more harmonic mode. Cedar Walton's handsome melody leaves space for the lovely bass line which is the prime moving force of the piece. The one ballad in the program is Fred Lacey's,"Ernie's Theme". The blend of Schitter's tenor playing the melody and Ohashi's trombone counterpoint is a nice touch. The tenor solo that follows is quite lovely.
Basically, "Fantasia/Ugetsu" and "Ampullae of Lorenzini" are "blowing" sessions. The tracks are medium length packed with concise solos. The two CDs are masterfully executed & show Ohahsi's musical arranging and improvised jazz concepts. One can hear the musican's respect for the music and tradition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Ohashi has contributed to the archive of Contemporay `American-Jazz with these two fine CDs.
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Marianne Maloney


Billy it\'s been over 30 years but my friend Pam and I use to travel with you and Lee and Steve on the road with the 4 Seasons. We had a lot of good times. Glad to see you are so successful
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