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Once in a Blue Moonlight

from TRUE by Jeff Oster



This is another track co-written with Jan Pulsford. You can find her on the web under ONE of her nom-du-plumes, Athena Blue. She sent me the demo with the title Once in a Blue Moon, and I thought we’d immortalize Mz. Blue in this title, and add a little light as well.

The late great T.Bone Wolk and Steely Dan's Keith Carlock recorded the bass and drums LIVE in Dexter Brown's barn in Vermont. To be in the room with the both of them, feeling and hearing their groove, was one of the best experiences of my life.

The vocals you hear from Melissa Kaplan were originally done with her just jamming to the track, completely ad lib. It was (and is) SO good, that we refined it over the months to what you hear today.

I think we captured the intensity of her performance, and then some!


from TRUE, released August 28, 2007
(Written by Jeff Oster and Jan Pulsford)
Published by Retso Music (ASCAP) and
English Valley Music (ASCAP)

Jeff Oster – Flugelhorn, Synthesizer, Loop Programming
Keith Carlock – Drums
T. Bone Wolk – Bass
Jan Pulsford – Logic Pro Keys, Beats and Programming
Melissa R. Kaplan – Vocals
Bryan Carrigan – Sound Design

Engineered by Corin Nelsen
Additional Engineering by Dexter Brown and Bryan Carrigan
Mixed by Bryan Carrigan and Jeff Oster
at Hyperion Studios – Los Angeles, CA.

Vocals Arranged by Melissa R. Kaplan

Recorded at Imaginary Road Studios - Brattleboro, VT
and Animal Media – Chester, VT.
Additional recording at Hyperion Sound – Los Angeles, CA
October 2006

© 2007 Jeff Oster and Jan Pulsford


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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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