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Live At Smalls

CD (Item 612312) Smalls Live, 2012 — Condition: New Copy
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The rhythms are wonderful here – really old school hardbop sounds, set to rock-solid piano from Rick Germanson – and driven onwards by the bass of Paul Gill and drums of Lewis Nash! And if that's not enough, the album also features excellent work on trumpet from Eddie Henderson – stepping out here in a mix of sweet and hard styles that's mighty nice – almost more openly expressive on this record than we've heard him in years! The Smalls Live series is a perfect setting for Germanson's talents – and really helps the player come to the forefront not just as a soloist, but as a leader who can really shape the sound of his group. Titles include "Edge", "Lester Left Town", "Shorter Waltz", "Say It", "Interloper", and "The Single Petal Of A Rose".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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