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Blues Is Everybody's Business

LP (Item 513922) Coral, 1955 — Condition: Used
Gatefold
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A great 4-part suite that rivals any of Manny Albam's other sessions from the time – including Jazz Greats Of Our Time, or Jazz New York. The tracks here are all quite long, and done in a bluesy mode that gives the album a bit more soul than usual for Albam – making great use of solos by Art Farmer, Nick Travis, Bob Brookmeyer, Al Cohn, Phil Woods, and Gene Quill to flesh out the feeling of the set. (Great gatefold pressing – with the original booklet too!)  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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