MP3 Dave Osoff - Mosaic
Award winning Instrumental music bringing together adventurous contemporary and acid-jazz, funk, rock, pop and electronica. Powerful, unforgettable hooks, hypnotic grooves and world class musicians.
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JAZZ: Contemporary Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz-Funk
Dave Osoff and Mosaic
''Deep soulful grooves''
''intriguing melodies and arrangements'',
''grooves with intensity and an infectious danceability''
''outstanding keyboard player''
''a musical chameleon''...
These are a few of the many accolades that have been written about Dave Osoff''s music by writers from around the country.
This is award winning, adventurous instrumental music bringing together contemporary and acid-jazz, high energy funk, rock, pop and electronica.
Dave Osoff is a New England based independent recording artist and touring musician for over 18 years, and has recorded and/or performed with many top New england based artists, including original funk/rock artists Vykki Vox Band, Max Creek, and Jiggle, Rounder recording artist Michelle Wilson and Evil Gal, Tone-Cool recording artist Tony Lynn Washington, innovative singer / songwriters Pat Burtis and Jennifer Matthews, and Boston''s own live trance/electronica project, Nikulydin.
''Mosaic'' is Dave Osoff''s award winning debut album. This instrumental project features some of New England and New Orleans'' finest musicians, including Nyno recording artist Amadee Castenell (tenor sax, flute), who currently tours with Elvis Costello and Alan Toussiant and has recorded/toured with Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, Dr. John and the Neville Brothers. Scott Murawski (electric guitar) of the legendary Max Creek, Erik Ringstad (acoustic and electric guitar) of the critically acclaimed Acousticity, Justin Kolack (bass) of the Vykki Vox Band and Billboard award winning Sky Piece ,and Greg Vasso (drums, percussion) of Jiggle and Max Creek, all bring an intensity of spirit and groove to these songs that is simply exciting to listen to and to be a part of.
From the adventurous, acid-jazz/funk of ''Why Not?'', the blistering techno-rock of ''QX5'', the hypnotic grooves of ''Hannah'', and high energy funk and R&B of ''Freedom/Rising'' and ''Mosaic'', to the uplifting pop hooks of ''On Our Way'', ''Destiny'' and ''Even Now'', the swinging gospel flavored boogie-woogie of ''Never Enough'', and the intriguing musical journeys of ''Daybreak'' and ''Undercover'', Dave Osoff''s music offers a unique approach.
Every song captures a unique mood and vibe, with powerful melodies, hooks and inventive arrangements featured, and plenty of spontaneous improvisation and
musical interaction both in the recordings and on stage.
This album was awarded ''2004 Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year'' as well as the album track ''Never Enough'' as ''2004 Instrumental Jazz Song of the Year'' by Just Plain Folks, a community of over 25,000 Songwriters, Recording Artists, Music Publishers, Record Labels, Performing Arts Societies, and numerous other type of members of the Music Industry.
The album was chosen from over 100,000 song entries and 10,000 album entries in 60 genres of music.
Dave was Keyboard Magazine''s July, 2002, ''Unsigned Artist of the Month'', and recent film and TV credits include The New England Sports Network, United Airlines, the Fuel Network and Boston, MA area cable access television stations. The album is currently receiving airplay on over 70 stations around the US, Canada and Denmark as well as many online radio stations.
Reviews of this album:
"Outstanding keyboard player...he is definitely the stuff."
-L.A. Joe, Boston Soundcheck magazine
"A standout for its enthusiasm, variety and invention. "
- Paul Robicheau, The Boston Globe
https://www.tradebit.com review, May, 2003
"His special touch on ballads like Even Now (I Think of You), Destiny, Hannah, and Undercover is a story by itself, but when he cuts loose on an up tempo number,
it simply astounds to be within earshot...This release was selected as being among the best of 2002 by The Jazz Nation''s Executive Staff and at internet station WBLZ-Blazeradio. Another crown jewel among musicians residing in or near the great city of Boston, Massachusetts."
Musicdish Industry E-journal, May 2003
"The best thing I can say about Dave Osoff''s cd is that he performs the kind of music I listen to on my time off. I don''t force myself to enjoy this music, I just let the
instrumental jazz and pop roll right over me, as I catch up on email, write another book or do some scanning. As far as I know (and here I''ll retire the ''I''), that''s the best compliment a reviewer can give.
Dave has been touring and/or performing in the New England area for the last 14 years. And yet this is his debut instrumental album. You wouldn''t guess it. The poetry of these 12 lyricless songs is pretty damn cool.
To call it jazz alone is to rob its energy from those of you who assume that jazz only means mellow, smooth or smoky. The lite rock/pop element is like the wick of this candle. You can''t light it otherwise. Listening to the title track, with that blast of sax and solo moments of
electrified organ, well, Dave had better follow up this release with another,
if this is truly what he''s capable of."
- Ben Ohmart (Assistant Editor)
"...a refreshingly original album...After only listening to a few cuts it is obvious that Osoff is a master of the ivories as well as being a proficient and clever songwriter-arranger...Osoff strikes gold with his multidimensional ''Mosaic''. An outstanding body of work!" -Douglas Sloan, Metronome Magazine (Boston)
"...Red hot boogie-woogie...the energy that pours from this timeless cut is worth it''s weight in ivory... Osoff is a musical chameleon, capable of swinging from rock, pop, funk and fusion, to R&B, gospel, blues and boogie..." - Greg Rule, Keyboard Magazine
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