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Booker 'N Brass (plus bonus tracks)

CD (Item 558518) Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1967 — Condition: New Copy
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Although the "with brass" tag of this one might make you think it's a hokey big band album, the record is actually a far-reaching modernist session that has Book's edgey tenor fronting a large-ish group filled with some of the best trumpet and trombone players of his generation – including Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Richard Williams, and Johnny Coles. The rhythm section is pretty darn great too – and includes Lenny McBrownie, Reggie Johnson, and Kenny Barron. The presence of all of these soul jazz modernists keeps the set from falling into any of the cliches you might expect, and the album's an extremely fresh batch of tracks that is one of the last albums Booker ever recorded. Titles include "LA After Dark", "I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City", and "Baltimore After Dark". This CD also includes 2 alternate takes of "LA After Dark".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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