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Avenue D 04:23
And We Dance 03:50


With his newest album, "next", Jeff brings his horn front and center – you'll hear his unmistakable tone floating over these 12 new tracks like never before. For Jeff, this album is about rebirth and change, and tells the story of what’s next for him, both as a musician and in his life.

“next is about claiming who I am, and who I've always wanted to be,” says Jeff. “It’s why I live. It takes strength and power to step out into the unknown. Not everyone opens the door and takes the risk to try something new, something you've dreamed of for years. And with uncertainty comes the joy of freedom. This album represents my moment to truly make a statement…to claim my place as a musician with something important to share.”

With "next", Jeff creates a new genre – New Age Ambient Funk – and along for the ride are guitarist Nile Rodgers (Chic, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Madonna) on the title track, and five songs created during a legendary session with the duo of drummer Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and bassist Chuck Rainey – musicians that he has respected and admired for his entire musical career.

"Jeff Oster has always amazed me. Anyone who sounds like no one else amazes me, but a guy who grows so stunningly as a composer and player in the space of a few years inspires nothing but awe.

NEXT is a step in musical evolution from where we last heard from Jeff… rather like the apes harnessing fire and inventing French cuisine.

It’s a joy as his friend and co-producer to watch someone you love and respect grow into an artist of true importance and significance in a world of background noise.

Listen to this. It matters."

- Will Ackerman


Recent reviews:

VICE: www.vice.com/read/vice-exclusive-can-we-all-please-calm-down-and-just-listen-to-some-new-age-jazz-for-once-420

Something Else: somethingelsereviews.com/2015/04/15/jeff-oster-featuring-nile-rodgers-chuck-rainey-bernard-purdie-next-2015/

Hynogogue: hypnagogue.net/2015/05/15/jeff-oster-next/

Bill Binkleman (Wind and Wire): windandwire.blogspot.com/2015/05/review-jeff-oster-next.html


released April 14, 2015

Produced by Will Ackerman, Tom Eaton and Jeff Oster

Mixed by Tom Eaton

Recorded at Imaginary Road Studios, Windham County, VT

Additional recording at Jankland Recording, Wall, NJ
Universal Noise Storage, Newburyport, MA
Funk and Disorderly Studios, Oakland, CA
Taylor Barefoot Productions, Brighton MA
Sweetgrass Music/The Bin, Chester, MT
Magic Cottage Studios, Lagunitas, CA
Raveolution Studios, Bangalore, India
Le Crib, Westport, CT

Nile Rodgers appears courtesy of Warner Records

©℗ 2015 Retso Records


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Jeff Oster Alameda, California

Jeff's new album, BROTHERS (with Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton) was just nominated for Best New Age Album at the 64th Grammy® Awards.

He is one of the few trumpet/flugelhorn artists who's music will take you through chilled and dramatic soundscapes.

Five of his albums, "RELEASED", "TRUE", "SURRENDER" and "NEXT" and "REACH" have been voted as ZMR Album of the Year by broadcasters worldwide.
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