Osby, Greg / St. Louis Shoes
Album: St. Louis Shoes   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Osby, Greg   Added:Jul 2003
Label:Blue Note  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-07-14 Pull Date: 2003-09-15 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 10, 2005: Morning Glory
Bernie's Tune
4. Aug 19, 2003: No Cover, No Minimum
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
2. Nov 19, 2003: Tofutti break!
Shaw Nuff
5. Aug 05, 2003: No Cover, No Minimum
Milton on Ebony
3. Aug 26, 2003: No Cover, No Minimum
Milton on Ebony
6. Aug 01, 2003: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-07-11
Greg Osby's love letter to his native St. Louis: a mainstream-sounding mix of covers that often slaps new chords and/or structures on old favorites (2,5).

Tends toward the easygoing side, eschewing the math-minded complexity of Osby's other albums. That may be a product of his new, younger band -- most notably, pianist Jason Moran is gone, replaced by 21-year-old Harold O'Neal. Happy stuff, recommended. And dig Osby's old 'fro on the back cover!

1- Duke Ellington: slow and swingy, pleasantly retro, with some cool double-soloing near the end
2*- Mid/fast Dizzy Gillespie tune stretched into 5/4 time
3*- Monk tune, catchy and cute, on the slow side
4- Soft and breezy
5*- Laid-back minor key tune, some fast fluid soloing
6- Midtempo and breezy
7- Slow
8- Happy mid/fast ramble
9*- Slow demi-blues, with occasional off-kilter beats and dissonant chords. A pretty song.

Track Listing
1. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo   5. Summertime
2. Shaw Nuff   6. Milton on Ebony
3. Light Blue   7. The Single Petal of a Rose
4. Whirlwind Soldier   8. Bernie's Tune
  9. St. Louis Blues