Now onto his second CD, Jeff Oster blossoms into a veritable artistic force in contemporary instrumental music. Surrounding himself with talented musicians Bone Wolk, Michael Manring on bass, Philip Aaberg on keyboards, and Samit on vocals, Oster expands his musical palette with elements of world beat, electonica, jazz fusion and new age. His flugel horn and muted trumpet evoke vast spaciousness, like you’re cruising the cosmos in counterpoint to the many dramatic rhythmic passages. As a composer, Oster is not afraid to let his gifted accompanists let loose with some sensual, funky beats. True is a celebration of passion, artistry, soul and engineering wizardry. Listen with an open heart and the attentiveness of a thousand arctic hares; there is no limit to the possibilities.
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