D.C. Jazz Artist Curtis Ostle to Release Debut Album NO MIND

D.C. Jazz Artist Curtis Ostle to Release Debut Album NO MIND

OneTrickDog* Records is pleased to announce the release of No Mind, jazz bassist and composerCurtis Ostle's debut album. No Mind, Ostle's first CD as bandleader, is comprised of all original music written as reflections on the years he spent living and traveling Asia and the Eastern United States. Ostle views this time as a period of great change and musical growth, the most dramatic change coming with the birth of his daughter, Lia, the inspiration for the hard-swinging "Lia's Song." The tracks exploit Ostle's rich sonic textures, mixing acoustic instruments with synths and vocals. His expressive style features "intoxicating, hummable melodic phrases" (Mike West Washington DC City Paper) and his signature plush grooves. The music channels such greats as Charles Mingus and Thad Jones, but tracks like "Ruminations" and "No Mind" also follow a darker, more modern, through-composed approach.
Ostle is joined by Tim Armacost on tenor Saxophone, David Berkman on Piano & Keyboard, Rogerio Boccato, Percussion, Itay Morchi on Drums, Ben Rosenblum on Synths, Wayne Tucker on Trumpet, and Teresa Lee on Vocals
Ostle currently resides in his hometown of Washington DC, and maintains a full performance schedule there and in NYC. He has performed with such notable musicians as Tommy Campbell, Theo Croker, Eliot Zigmund, Andres Boiarsky, Howard Brofsky, Ben Rosenblum, Claude Diallo, Tim Armacost, and acclaimed Dutch vocalist, Laura Fygi, and at such venues as the Blue Note NYC, 55 Bar, Smalls Jazz Club, Shapeshifter Lab, Blues Alley, Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, among others. He performed regularly as well with the jazz group featured in the wildly successful New York show, Sleep No More, and on the Golden Melody Award (Asian Grammy) winning CD 3rd Month by acclaimed violinist, Peng Fei. From 2008 thru 2012, Ostle was the resident bassist with the Theo Croker Collective, performing nightly in the renowned Peace Hotel in Shanghai. He also appeared at the Hong Kong Jazz Festival, in 2008, the Shanghai Jazz Festival, in 2010 and 2011, and the Beijing Pop Festival in 2011. In 2009 and 2010, Ostle performed with the house band for Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann, the only Asia-wide English-language night-time television talk show.

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