Osby, Greg / Inner Circle
Album: Inner Circle   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Osby, Greg   Added:Aug 2002
Label:Blue Note  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-08-12 Pull Date: 2002-10-14 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 6 Sep 15 Sep 8
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 07, 2006: The National Congress Of Vaselines
Diary of the Same Dream
4. Sep 06, 2002: Memory Select
Fragmatic Decoding
2. Oct 04, 2002: Memory Select
Diary of the Same Dream
5. Sep 05, 2002: Thursday
3. Sep 12, 2002: Thursday fun
6. Aug 30, 2002: Memory Select
Diary of the Same Dream

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-09-13
Great CD with a very "cool" mainstream sound (piano/vibes) but lots of innovative ideas. Greg Osby might be palatable enough for Blue Note, but he's also one of the more challenging composers around, in the Steve Coleman vein. So yes, the sound is pretty glossy, but it's also rich with complexity.

Sidemen Stefan Harris (vibes) and Jason Moran (piano) are becoming stars in their own right and sound great here. Moran in particular continues to impress me.

1- Start/stop coolness
2*- Hip shuffle, good piano solo
3*- Slow and very compelling composition
4*- Wobbles like a mathematical drunk.
5- Soft, lovely. Nice mid/fast piano groove
6*- Fast, slick, comlicated
7- Slow
8- Uptempo complex shuffle
9- Slow, prety

Track Listing
1. Entruption   5. All Neon Like
2. Stride Logic   6. Fragmatic Decoding
3. Diary of the Same Dream   7. The Inner Circle Principle
4. Equalatogram   8. Sons of the Confidential
  9. Self-Portrait in Three Color