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Ogle Some Piano
"Second in a series of 'piano' records from Howe Gelb on the Ow Om label; his self proclaimed 'artist run mess of a label.' On Ogle Some Piano, Howe again used a variety of recording sessions to capture the record, though they date back no more than two years. And again the record features little to no vocals, but features more contributions from a variety of Howe-affiliated side people, including John and Joe from Calexico, Naim Amor from the Amor Belhom Duo, Nick Luca and Craig Schumackher among others. The direction of the record should come as no surprise to fans familiar with the last few Howe or Giant Sand records. The focus on piano based compositions that incorporate elements of jazz and big band swagger have been permeating themselves into Howe's songwriting process more and more. On Ogle Some Piano it's finally at the fore-front, stripping away all traces of singer-songwriter and alt.country from his songbook."