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May 20, 2014That Music Always Round MeRelease of "That Music Always Round Me" - Garry Dial and Dick Oatts (feat. The Temple University Concert Choir & Vocal Jazz Collective)” Click the link below to listen and purchase.
May 3, 2013A Diva Inspires Orchards of Sensuality Ann Hampton Callaway at Dizzy’s Club Coca-ColaThe show, “From Sassy to Divine: A Celebration of Sarah Vaughan,” was a meticulously constructed, deliberately paced program that featured Ted Rosenthal on piano, Dean Johnson on bass, Tim Horner on drums, Randy Sandke on trumpet and Dick Oatts on saxophones on flutes. “Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets),” and “Misty” represented Vaughan’s pop aspect. “A Night in Tunisia” and “In a Mellow Tone” brought out the jazz and swing.
April 25, 2013Anniversary with World SaxophonistWorld saxophonist Dick Oatts has been a musical mentor for the county's big band High Coast Jazz Orchestra since its inception 20 years ago. He and perhaps the world's foremost jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell are soloists at the High Coast Jazz Orchestra's anniversary concerts in Örnsköldsvik and Harnosand.

Lars Landström

February 6, 2010Fred Bouchard's Reviews of Bridging The Gap & SaxologyYou can't call Dick Oatts a 'fixture'—he's peripatetic and bouncy on his alto sax and ebullient, energetic and sprightly as a person—yet he's surely been a Gotham mainstay since arriving from the Midwest a mere 35 years ago, both as reedman (33 years as lead alto in the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis > Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) and educator (over 20 years at Manhattan School of Music)....
October 12, 2009NPR's Best CDs of 2008"Gratitude" listed among NPR's Best CDs of 2008
January 9, 2009Gratitude on iTunes"Gratitude", Dick Oatts' latest release on Steeplechase Productions is now available on iTunes. Samples are available in the audio section.
Born and raised in the state of Iowa, Dick Oatts was brought up in a musical family. He was introduced to the saxophone by his father Jack Oatts, a respected jazz educator and saxophonist. After high school, Dick attended Drake University and in 1972 he began his professional career in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

 It was 1977 when Oatts decided to move to New York City. He then became a member if the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra. Since then he has recorded and toured with small groups such as Red Rodney, Eddie Gomez, Vic Juric, Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis, Dom Salvador, Jerry Bergonzi, Flim & the BB's, Fred Hersch, Dave Berkman, Soren Moller, Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Lalo Schiffrin, and Ray Mantilla.

His big band and larger group experience include performances with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mel Lewis, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Lester Bowie, Joe Lovano, Sam Jones-Tom Harrell, Paquito D'Rivera, Jim McNeely, Tito Puente, Kenny Wheeler, and Gunther Schuller. Oatts has also been featured with the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Danish Radio Big Band, Norboton Jazz Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, and the UMO Big Band in Helsinki. He has accompanied such vocalists as Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Neene Freelon, Mel Torme, and Milton Nascimento. He has recorded solos for pop artists Luther Vandross, James Taylor, and Everything But the Girl.

Oatts is now a Steeplechase recording artist and has six Cd's released as a leader. (All of Three, Standard Issue, Simone's Dance, Standard Issue vol. 2, South Paw, Gratitude). He also has a CD out on the RED label with bassist Dave Santoro entitled Meru. Dick has 3 CDs as a leader on the DMP label with pianist and a co-leader Garry Dial.

      

For 30 years, Mr. Oatts has appeared at college jazz festivals as a soloist and clinician throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, and the Middle East. Oatts is a professor of Jazz Studies at the Boyer School of Music at Temple University and has been an artist-in-residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory since 1997.

Gary Dial and Dick Oatts
That Music Always Around Me

2014
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Dick Oatts with Harold Danko
Sweet Nowhere

2014
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Dick Oatts
Lookin Up

2012
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Dick Oatts & terell Stafford
Bridging The Gap

2011
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Dick Oatts, Cameron Brown, Lorenzo Lombardo, & Gary Versace
Black Nile

2011
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Dick Oatts & Soren Moller
The Clouds Above

2010
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Dick Oatts
Two Hearts

2010
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Dick Oatts & Jerry Bergonzi
Saxology

2009
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Gratitude

2008
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Stockholm Jazz Orchestra with Dick Oatts & Gary Smulyan
Homage

2004
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South Paw

2001
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Standard Issue, vol. 2

2000
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Simone's Dance

1999
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Stockholm Jazz Orchestra with Jim McNeely & Dick Oatts
Sound Bites

1997
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Standard Issue

1997
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All of Three

1997
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Dick Oatts/Dave Santoro
Meru

1996
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Garry Dial & Dick Oatts
Dial & Oatts Play Cole Porter

1993
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Garry Dial & Dick Oatts
Brassworks

1990
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Garry Dial & Dick Oatts
Dial & Oatts

1988
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Various Performers
Jam Session, vol. 13

2005
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Lou Rawls
The Very Best

2005
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The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
The Way: Music of Slide Hampton

2004
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David Berkman
Start Here -- Finish There

2004
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Judi Silvano
Let Yourself Go

2004
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Dom Salvador (Dom Salvador Quartet)
Rio Claro Suite

2004
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Earl McDonald (The Earl McDonald 6)
Echoes in the Night

2004
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Ted Rosenthal (Ted Rosenthal Quintet)
Expressions

2003
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Sue Tucker
May I Come In

2003
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Jack McDuff
The Best of the Concord Years

2003
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Terell Stafford
New Beginnings

2003
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Cindy Miller
Love You Madly

2003
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John Di Martino
Birds of the Heart

2003
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Joe Lovano
Viva Caruso

2002
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David Berkman
Leaving Home

2002
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Various Perfomers
Jam Session, vol. 3

2002
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The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Can I Persuade You?

2001
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Jim McNeely
Group Therapy

2001
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Susannah McCorkle
Hearts and Minds

2000
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Vic Juris
Remembering Eric Dolphy

1999
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The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Thad Jones Legacy

1999
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Various Perfomers
Blue Note Plays Gershwin

1999
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Susannah McCorkle
From Broken Hearts to Blue Skies

1999
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Ricky Peterson
Souvenir

1999
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Vic Juris
Moonscape

1999
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The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Lickety Split: Music of Jim McNeely

1997
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Mary Stallings
Manhattan Moods

1997
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Roseanna Vitro
Catchin' Some Rays

1997
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Joe Lovano
Celebrating Sinatra

1997
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Nnenna Freelon
Maiden Voyage

1997
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Roland Vazquez
The Tides of Time

1996
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Red Rodney
The Tivoli Session

1996
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Paquito D'Rivera
Portraits of Cuba

1996
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Adela Dalto
Papa Boco

1996
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Carnegie Hall Jazz Band
Carnegie Hall Jazz Band

1996
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Smappies
Rhythmsticks

1996
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Paul Miller
At the Edge of Porpoise Bay

1996
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Joe Henderson
Big Band

1996
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Nakayama Eiji (New York Quartet)
Romantic Blue

1995
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Jack McDuff
The Heatin' System

1995
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis Quintet)
Mellifuous

1995
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Nakayama Eiji (New York Quartet)
Syncronicity

1995
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Luther Vandross
This is Christmas

1995
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Ray Mantilla
Synergy

1994
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Susannah McCorkle
From Broadway to Bebop

1994
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Dave Peck
The Lost Cathedral

1994
Nnenna Freelon
Listen

1994
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Gary Smulyan
Saxophone Mosaic

1994
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Ray Mantilla
Hands of Fire

1993
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Ted Rosenthal
Images of Monk

1993
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Hendrik Meurkens
A View from Manhattan

1993
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Susannah McCorkle
From Bessie to Brazil

1993
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Bill Mays Quintet
Kaleidoscope

1992
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Yoshio "Chin" Suzuki
The Moment

1992
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David Byrne
Uh-Oh

1992
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Allen Farnham
Play-cation

1992
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Stefán Karlsson
The Road Not Taken

1991
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Flim and the BB's
Vintage BB's (Collection)

1991
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra)
To You: A Tribute to Mel Lewis

1991
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Everything But The Girl
Worldwide

1991
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Renee Manning
As Is

1991
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Nakayama Eiji (New York Quartet)
The Days of Dream

1991
Dianne Mower
A Song for You.

1990
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Flim and the BB's
Tunnel

1990
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Various Performers (Dial & Oatts)
Cat Tracks

1990
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Flim and the BB's
New Pants

1990
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Armen Donelian
The Wayfarer

1990
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra)
The Definitive Thad Jones, Live from the Village Vanguard vol. 2

1990
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Red Rodney
Code Red

1989
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Various Performers (Dial & Oatts)
A Taste of DMP

1989
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Red Rodney Quintet
Red Snapper

1989
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra)
The Definitive Thad Jones

1989
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis Sextet)
The Lost Art

1989
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Ray Mantilla and Space Situation
Dark Powers

1989
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Manhattan Jazz Orchestra
Moanin'

1989
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Eddie Gomez
Street Smart

1989
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Eddie Gomez
Power Play

1988
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Flim and the BB's
The Further Adventures of Flim and the BB's

1988
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Armen Donelian
Secrets

1988
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Red Rodney Quintet
One for Bird

1988
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra)
Soft Lights and Hot Music

1988
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra)
Naturally

1988
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Jim Brock
Pasajes

1987
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Flim and the BB's
Neon

1987
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra)
20 Years at the Village Vanguard

1986
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Red Rodney (Red Rodney Quintet)
No Turn on Red

1986
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Flim and the BB's
Big Notes

1985
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Impressions of Charles Mingus, Goodbye Mr. "Good Bass."
Teo Macero

1984
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Glenn Miller Orchestra
Up Where We Belong

1984
Flim and the BB's
Tricyle

1983
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra)
Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra: Featuring the Music of Bob Brookmeyer

1982
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis and his Orchestra)
Kool Jazz Festival 1982-05-30

1982
Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra)
Live in Montreaux: Mel Lewis Plays Herbie Hancock

1980
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Mel Lewis (Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra)
Bob Brookmeyer: Composer, Arranger

1980
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Gary Wofsey (Gary Wofsey and the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra)
Kef's Pool

1980
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Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
One More Time!

1978
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Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
Body and Soul

1978
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Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
A Touch Of Class

1978
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
The Orchestra

1978
Monica Zetterlund (with Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra)
It Only Happens Every Time

1978
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Upcoming Performances

July 21, 2016 - New Zealand Youth ...


Past Performances

Dick's Albums

Other Recordings

JOAN CHAMORRO - SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND


VANGUARD


CALGARY 2016


DANNY JANKLOW


FRIENDS


HAVERFORD


STUDIO K


CHRIS OATTS


DIZZYS


HIP BONE BIG BAND RECORDING


ITALY 2016


NEW ZEALAND YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA


SMALLS JAZZ CLUB NYC


ANITA BERRY'S BIG BAND


MERCER AND BOTHEL HS


UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA


SPAIN


BE FLAT


MISSOURI STATE JAZZ FESTIVAL


CHRISTIANSHAVNS FÆRGECAFÉ


ALBANY JAZZ


PRE 2016


THROW BACKS


Dick Oatts Quartet a Figueres - YouTubeFestival de Jazz organitzat per Joventuts Musicals de Figueres. Actuació del saxofonista Dick Oatts.shareview
Re-bop Unit feat Dick Oatts - part 3 - YouTubeThe preparation and the making of our first album featuring the Village Vanguard's first alto saxophonist, Dick Oatts. The video includes interviews with Don Braden, Freddie Bryant, Joris Teepe, Ralph Peterson and other great jazz musicians and teachers of the Prins Claus Conservatorum, Groningen, Netherlands.shareview
Kluver's Big Band Feat. Dick Oatts & Soren Moller - YouTubeKluver's Big Band Featuring Dick Oatts & Soren Moller live at Horsens Ny Teater 2009. Dick Oatts soloing on the tune Dreams From My Father by Soren Moller as part of the suite Speeches.shareview
Dick Oatts ITA 4et - Emphasizing Eric - YouTubeZeroZeroJazz Festival Parco Notte in Villa Cesarotti - Selvazzano Dentro (Padova)
5 luglio 2008

DICK OATTS ITA 4ET "Emphasizing Eric"
Dick Oatts, alto sax
Pietro Condorelli, guitar
Marc Abrams, bass
Enzo Carpentieri, drums
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Re-bop Unit feat Dick Oatts - part 2 - YouTubeThe preparation and the making of our first album featuring the Village Vanguard's first alto saxophonist, Dick Oatts. The video includes interviews with Don Braden, Freddie Bryant, Joris Teepe, Ralph Peterson and other great jazz musicians and teachers of the Prins Claus Conservatorum, Groningen, Netherlands.shareview
Kluver's Big Band Feat. Dick Oatts & Soren Moller - YouTubeKluver's Big Band Featuring Dick Oatts & Soren Moller live at Horsens Ny Teater 2009. Dick Oatts soloing on the tune Satyagraha by Soren Moller as part of the suite Speeches.shareview
Re-bop Unit feat Dick Oatts - part 1 - YouTubeThe preparation and the making of our first album featuring the Village Vanguard's first alto saxophonist, Dick Oatts. The video includes interviews with Don Braden, Freddie Bryant, Joris Teepe, Ralph Peterson and other great jazz musicians and teachers of the Prins Claus Conservatorum, Groningen, Netherlands.shareview
BILINKUE B.A.B de Alfons Carrascosa & Dick Oatts - YouTubeBILINKUE de Alfons Carrascosa
solistas
Joan Diaz (piano)
Dick Oatts (saxo alto)

BAb
Big Acoustic band
Alfons Carrascosa (director musical y compositor)
Modern music of Big Band

La orquesta, pretende mostrar material escrito dentro del nuevo milenio (año 2000 en adelante), tanto sea de composiciones/arreglos foráneos (Gordon Goodwin, Bob Brookmeyer) como originales.

Trompetas:
- Alberto Perez
- Jaime Peña
- Julián Sánchez
- Juan De Diego

Trombones:
- Víctor Correa
- Aran Montagut
- Tom Johnson
- Sergi Verges (trombón bajo)

- Dick Oatts (saxo alto)
- Pablo Arias(saxo alto y flauta)
- Xavier Figuerola (saxo tenor)
- Marcos Serrano( saxo tenor)
- Joan Chamorro (saxo barítono)

Sección rítmica:
- Joan Diaz( piano y teclados)
- Rai Ferrer( bajo eléc. y contrabajo)
- Ramon Angel Rey (batería)
X Semana del Jazz Caja de Ávila
NOVIEMBRE 2008
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ALTA MEDICA B.A.B & Dick Oatts - YouTubeALTA MEDICA de Alfons Carrascosa solista Xavier Figuerola (saxo tenor) BAb Big Acoustic band Alfons Carrascosa (director musical y compositor) Modern music o...shareview
Compositions by Dick Oatts - Bb - Vol. 1
2015
Compositions by Dick Oatts - Bb - Vol. 1

Book is set up beautfiully. Also comes with blank pages inside for your own thoughts and musical ideas.

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Compositions by Dick Oatts - Eb - Vol. 1
2015
Compositions by Dick Oatts - Eb - Vol. 1

Book is set up beautfiully. Also comes with blank pages inside for your own thoughts and musical ideas.

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Compositions by Dick Oatts - Concert - Vol. 1
2015
Compositions by Dick Oatts - Concert - Vol. 1

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Compositions by Dick Oatts Eb, Bb, Concert - Vol.1
2015
Compositions by Dick Oatts - Eb, Bb, Concert - Vol. 1

Book is set up beautfiully. Also comes with blank pages inside for your own thoughts and musical ideas.

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The Dick Oatts Solo Collection - Dan Bayliss
2015
The Dick Oatts Solo Collection *Official*
The Dick Oatts Solo Collection is a collection of solos taken from Standard Issue Vol 1, Standard Issue Vol 2 and One For Bird. It also includes a brief biography and some information on the recordings. For Eb Alto Saxophone only.
"This is a valuable reference for any musician interested in the linear expression of the great players in the jazz lineage. There is much here to enable readers to appreciate one of the masters of the instrument through the insight of one of the ‘vanguard’ of young players."
- Mike Williams -
Jazz saxophonist, tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire UK and author of ‘In Session with Charlie Parker’ (Faber)

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Dial & Oatts That Music All Around Us

2014
Disc One
Poets to Come (Dick Oatts)
Unfolded Out of the Folds (Garry Dial)
To One Shortly to Die (Dick Oatts)
Sometimes With One I Love (Garry Dial)
To Him That Was Crucified (Dick Oatts)
Are You the New Person Drawn Toward Me? (Garry Dial)
To a Pupil (Garry Dial)
Old Ireland (Dick Oatts)

Disc Two
Reconciliation (Garry Dial)
The Voice of the Rain (Dick Oatts)
To a Stranger (Garry Dial)
That Music Always Round Me (Garry Dial)
To the Garden the World (Dick Oatts)
To the East and to the West (Dick Oatts)
O You Whom I Often and Silently Come (Garry Dial)

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Developing Bebop Lines by Jeff Ellwood
This book is a step by step approach to building bebop lines.
By following this formula, you will be creating your own lines in no time.

"Practical nuts and bolts material to get harmonic definition" - Jerry Bergonzi

"I love this book because it's an easy read and is extremely comprehensive at the same time. You can get a lot done in a short amount of time and effort. Great introduction for learning where and how to start in connecting changes. I will definitely be able to use Jeff's book in my studio" - Dick Oatts

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