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West Coast/Pacific US Jazz





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Agren / Kaiser / Gunn: Invisible Rays Agren / Kaiser / Gunn: Invisible Rays
Label: 7D
Product Code: 15970
Catalog Code: 7D1211
Country: USA

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A scorching instrumental album from the trio of guitarists Trey Gunn & Henry Kaiser and drummer Morgan Agren, "invisible rays" that pass through "phantasmagoric soundscapes shaped and painted by searing electric guitars and raging bass lines".

Amendola, Scott Band: Believe Amendola, Scott Band: Believe
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 05026
Catalog Code: CG123
Country: USA

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Amendola, Scott: Lift Amendola, Scott: Lift
Label: Sazi Records
Product Code: 13700
Catalog Code: SAZ18953
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Nels Cline Singers drummer Amendola in his own trio with guitarist Jeff Parker and bassist John Shifflett, mixing solid jazz structures with unusual tones from metallic objects & electronics.

Anderson, Vijay: Hardboiled Wonderland Anderson, Vijay: Hardboiled Wonderland
Label: Not Two Records
Product Code: 13281
Catalog Code: MW836-2
Country: Poland

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Bringing together two working trios, drummer Vijay Anderson heads this 6 piece with saxophonist Sheldon Brown, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, guitarists Ava Mendoza and John Finkbeiner, and vibraphonist Smith Dobson V.

Beger, Albert & Gerry Hemingway: There's Nothing Better To Do Beger, Albert & Gerry Hemingway: There's Nothing Better To Do
Label: OutNow Recordings
Product Code: 16009
Catalog Code: ONR007
Country: Israel

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A live recording at Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv between drummer/percussionist Gerry Hemingway and Israeli free jazz luminary Albert Beger on alto & soprano saxophones, a playful and interactive session.

Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn: North of Blanco Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn: North of Blanco
Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 18919
Catalog Code: BPA016
Country: USA

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Six focused quartet improvisations with complex, independent layers of rich textures. Featuring Dutch vocalist/sound-poet Jaap Blonk and three Texas improvisors: Damon Smith (bass), Sandy Ewen (guitar & objects), Chris Cogburn (percussion).

Brackeen, Charles Quartet,: Worshippers Come Nigh Brackeen, Charles Quartet,: Worshippers Come Nigh
Label: Silkheart
Product Code: 16282
Catalog Code: SHCD 111
Country: Sweden

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Tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen's 3rd Silkheart release in a passionate free jazz album with his quartet of cornetist Olu Dara, bassist Fred Hopkins, and drummer Andrew Cyrille.

Bradford / Dresser / Ferris: Live in LA Bradford / Dresser / Ferris: Live in LA
Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 15409
Catalog Code: CF 241
Country: Portugal

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Performing together since the late 70s, this is the first recorded documentation of West Coast trumpeter Bobby Bradford, NY bassist Mark Dresser, and trombonist Glenn Ferris.

Bradford / Heasley / Rosser: Varistar Bradford / Heasley / Rosser: Varistar
Label: Full Bleed Music
Product Code: 13169
Catalog Code: FMB002
Country: USA

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1999 recordings from the trio of cornetist Bobby Bradford, Tuba player Tom Heasley and guitarist Ken Rosser, bridging chamber and free jazz with a unique orchestration.

Bradford, Bobby: Love's Dream Bradford, Bobby: Love's Dream
Label: EMANEM
Product Code: 10786
Catalog Code: 4096
Country: UK

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Brand / Perkis / Robair / Shiurba / Sperry: Supermodel Supermodel Brand / Perkis / Robair / Shiurba / Sperry: Supermodel Supermodel
Label: Emanem
Product Code: 18381
Catalog Code: 4126
Country: UK

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Trombonist Gail Brand plays as part of a duo, trio, quartet and quintet in 13 improvised pieces that were recorded during three visits to San Francisco.

Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack: ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack: ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire
Label: Singlespeed Music
Product Code: 19458
Catalog Code: SSM-014
Country: USA

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A 4-part suite from oboe/english hornist Kyle Bruckman based on Thomas Pynchon's early novels, exhilarating jazz performed with Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Tim Daisy (drums), Jen Paulson (viola) and Anton Hatwich (bass).

Bruckmann, Kyle: On Procedural Grounds Bruckmann, Kyle: On Procedural Grounds
Label: New World Records
Product Code: 16018
Catalog Code: 80725-2
Country: USA

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Four works from composer/oboist Bruckmannm, including the 30 minute title track written for an 11-piece ensemble that includes his Wrack ensemble along with Tim Perkis, Gin Robair, the Rova saxophone ensemble.

Carter, John / Bobby Bradford: Tandem (remastered) (1979/82) [2 CDs] Carter, John / Bobby Bradford: Tandem (remastered) (1979/82) [2 CDs]
Label: Emanem
Product Code: 18776
Catalog Code: 5204
Country: UK

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Both volumes of trumpeter Bobby Bradford and clarinetist John Carter's remarkable concerts from 1979 in Los Angeles and 1982 in Worcester, MA, dramatically improved audio quality from their original issue.

Carter, John: Tandem 2 Carter, John: Tandem 2
Label: Emanem
Product Code: 10788
Catalog Code: 4012
Country: UK

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Cline Singers, Nels : Draw Breath Cline Singers, Nels : Draw Breath
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 08657
Catalog Code: CG133
Country: USA

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Guitarist Nels Cline's Singers 3rd trio release, showing their breadth of influences in a mix of free jazz and rock elements, with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche guesting.

Cline Singers, Nels : Instrumentals Cline Singers, Nels : Instrumentals
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 08658
Catalog Code: CG113
Country: USA

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The Nels Cline Singers have no singers (hence the album title), presenting 9 tracks of Cline's mix of jazz, rock and electronics with his own amazing guitar work.

Cline, Alex: Continuation Cline, Alex: Continuation
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 11295
Catalog Code: CG140
Country: USA

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Drummer Alex Cline in a quintet with Peggy Lee, Myra Melford, Scott Walton and Jeff Gauthier, subtle music of timbre, texture and mood from an amazing group of players.

Cline, Alex: For People in Sorrow [CD / DVD] Cline, Alex: For People in Sorrow [CD / DVD]
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 17548
Catalog Code: CG146
Country: USA

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Drummer, percussionist and composer Alex Cline re-imagines a landmark composition by Roscoe Mitchell, recording it live with Oliver Lake, Vinny Golia, Zeena Parkins, Mark Dresser, &c at the 2011 Angel City Jazz Festival, released as a CD & DVD package.

Cline, Nels: Coward Cline, Nels: Coward
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 11294
Catalog Code: CG141
Country: USA

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An album of solo overdubs from guitarist Nels Cline, gorgeous melodic, technical and textural work showing an introspective and gorgeous aspect to his compositions and improvisations.

Cline, Nels: New Monastery: A View into the Music of Andrew Hill Cline, Nels: New Monastery: A View into the Music of Andrew Hill
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 06879
Catalog Code: CG130
Country: USA

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Dessen, Michael Trio: Resonating Abstractions Dessen, Michael Trio: Resonating Abstractions
Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 18600
Catalog Code: CF 291
Country: Portugal

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West Coast trombonist and electronic artist Michael Dessen's electroacoustic trio with bassist Christopher Tordini and drummer Dan Weiss, balancing detailed compositions and radically open improvisation that equally embraces groove-based improv and soundscape.

Diaz-Infante / Rodrigues / Robair / Mota: Our Faceless Empire Diaz-Infante / Rodrigues / Robair / Mota: Our Faceless Empire
Label: PAX
Product Code: 13051
Catalog Code: PAX PR90289
Country: USA

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West Coast improviser & PAX label leader Diaz-Infante met Portugese Creative Sources label leader Rodrigues with Gino Robair & Manuel Mota for these exploratory and rewarding open improvisations.

Diaz-Infante / Rodrigues / Robair / Mota: Our Faceless Empire <i>[Used Item]</i> Diaz-Infante / Rodrigues / Robair / Mota: Our Faceless Empire [Used Item]
Label: PAX
Product Code: 19593
Catalog Code: PAX PR90289
Country: USA

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West Coast improviser & PAX label leader Diaz-Infante met Portugese Creative Sources label leader Rodrigues with Gino Robair & Manuel Mota for these exploratory and rewarding open improvisations.

Diaz-Infante / St. Chaos / Bohol: The Long Await Between Collapsed Lungs Diaz-Infante / St. Chaos / Bohol: The Long Await Between Collapsed Lungs
Label: PAX
Product Code: 14397
Catalog Code: PR90257
Country: USA

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San Francisco artist Ernesto Diaz-Infante meets Texas-based noisicians Pablo St. Chaos and Bohol for an otherworldly and psychedelic set of electric and acoustic guitar and prepared-guitar trios.

East-West Collective (Petit / Ochs / Masaoka / Fengxia / Kassap): Humeurs East-West Collective (Petit / Ochs / Masaoka / Fengxia / Kassap): Humeurs
Label: RogueArt
Product Code: 18452
Catalog Code: ROG-0054
Country: France

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Bridging the East and West, with Miya Masaoka on koto and Xu Fengxia on guzheng representing the East, and Larry Ochs on sax, Didier Petite on cello, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinet representing the West; exhiliarating and exotic global improvisation.

Eisenstadt / Mitchell / Dresser / Schoenbeck: Golden State Eisenstadt / Mitchell / Dresser / Schoenbeck: Golden State
Label: Songlines
Product Code: 18221
Catalog Code: SGL-1602-2
Country: Canada

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New York drummer Harris Eisenstadt's new ensemble crosses the country with Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell, NY & West Coast bassist Mark Dresser, and NY bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck, blending orchestral instruments in chamber and improvising contexts.

Estamos Trio:  People's Historia <i>[Used Item]</i> Estamos Trio: People's Historia [Used Item]
Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 19277
Catalog Code: RPR 1013
Country: USA

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Taking song titles from the Arawak language, the Estamos Trio of Thollem McDonas (piano), Milo Tamez (drums) and Carmina Escobar (voice & electronics) brings together artists from the Mexican/U.S. border, creating beautiful creative works.

Estamos Trio: People's Historia Estamos Trio: People's Historia
Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 17524
Catalog Code: RPR 1013
Country: USA

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Taking song titles from the Arawak language, the Estamos Trio of Thollem McDonas (piano), Milo Tamez (drums) and Carmina Escobar (voice & electronics) brings together artists from the Mexican/U.S. border, creating beautiful creative works.

Ewen / Smith / Walter Ewen / Smith / Walter
Label: Ugexplode
Product Code: 16259
Catalog Code: ug53
Country: USA

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The trio of Sandy Ewen (guitar), Damon Smith (bass) and Weasel Walter (drums) in an album of alien technique and structural disruption, free improvisation using extended techniques in agressive and astounding ways.

FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin): All At Once FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin): All At Once
Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 18081
Catalog Code: RPR - 1015
Country: USA

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Three West Coast saxophonists, Jon Raskin (Rova), Frank Gratkowsk (Zeitkratzer) and Phillip Grenlief, in a free improvising trio of highly interactive music using extended techniques to captivate and entertain the listener.

Friedlander, Erik: Prowl Friedlander, Erik: Prowl
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 05964
Catalog Code: CG 127
Country: USA

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Fuchs, Wolfgang / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Three October meetings Fuchs, Wolfgang / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Three October meetings
Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 18160
Catalog Code: BPA003
Country: USA

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Wolfgang Fuchs (reeds, Germany), Damon Smith (bass, Oakland) and Jerome Bryerton (percussion, Chicago) in a mix of studio improvisations and live performances at Tuva Space in Berkeley, CA, and Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, 2001.

Fujii, Satoko Quartet: Zephyros Fujii, Satoko Quartet: Zephyros
Label: NatSAt
Product Code: 19191
Catalog Code: MTJC 3011
Country: Poland

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A diverse and magnificent quartet release from pianist Satoko Fujii with frequent collaborator/husband Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, Takeharu Hayakawa on bass, and Magaibutsu drummer Tatsuya Yoshida.

Gauthier Goatette, The Jeff: House of Return Gauthier Goatette, The Jeff: House of Return
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 10226
Catalog Code: CG139
Country: USA

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Violinist Jeff Gauthier's Goatette with Nels Cline, Alex Cline, Joel Hamilton and David Whytham in his 5th recording as a leader, moody and beautiful acoustic jazz.

Gauthier Goatette, The Jeff: Open Source Gauthier Goatette, The Jeff: Open Source
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 15299
Catalog Code: CG145
Country: USA

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Violinist Jeff Gauthier 6th CD as a leader of his ensemble of almost 20 years with guitarist Nels Cline, Alex Cline on drums and percussion, John Fumo on trumpet, David Witham on piano and keyboards, and Joel Hamilton on bass.

Gauthier, Jeff "Goatette" : One and the Same Gauthier, Jeff "Goatette" : One and the Same
Label: Cryptogramophone
Product Code: 06754
Catalog Code: CG128
Country: USA

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Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm: Sense of hearing Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm: Sense of hearing
Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Product Code: 15121
Catalog Code: BPA005
Country: USA

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A series of studio duets between free improvising vocalist Carol Genetti and bassist Damon Smith, with Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm joining for the final four pieces, which were recorded live at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.

Goldberg / Cline / Eskelin / Sudduth / Smith: Unfold Ordinary Mind Goldberg / Cline / Eskelin / Sudduth / Smith: Unfold Ordinary Mind
Label: Bag
Product Code: 17299
Catalog Code: BAG004
Country: USA

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Ben Goldberg uses his contra-alto clarinet to play bass in a quartet with Nels Cline (guitar), Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax), Rob Sudduth (tenor sax) and Ches Smith (drums), excellent West Coast modern jazz.

Goldberg / Redman / Miles / Hoff / Smith / Amendola: Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues Goldberg / Redman / Miles / Hoff / Smith / Amendola: Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues
Label: Bag
Product Code: 17298
Catalog Code: BAG003
Country: USA

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A swinging album mining earlier jazz forms from the modern jazz sextet of Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Joshua Redman on tenor sax, Ron Miles on trumpet, Devin Hoff on bass, and drummers Ches Smith and Scott Amendola.

Goldberg, Ben: Go Home Goldberg, Ben: Go Home
Label: Bag
Product Code: 12900
Catalog Code: BAG001
Country: USA

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Clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg's debut of his Go Home band, and the 1st release on his BAG Production label - 10 original compositions performed with Charlie Hunter, Scott Amendola, & Ron Miles.

Goldberg, Ben: Jazz Baal: The Book Of Angels Vol. 15 Goldberg, Ben: Jazz Baal: The Book Of Angels Vol. 15
Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 12986
Catalog Code: TZA-CD-7381
Country: USA

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West Coast clarinest Ben Goldberg in the 15th volume of John Zorn's Masada Book of Angels, performing with bassist Greg Cohen, pianist Jamie Saft and drummer Kenny Wollesen.

Golia / Phillips / Leandre / Turetzky / Mezzacappa: The Ethnic Project Golia / Phillips / Leandre / Turetzky / Mezzacappa: The Ethnic Project
Label: Kadima
Product Code: 15610
Catalog Code: KCR 34
Country: Israel

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Multi-reedist Vinny Golia playing ethnic woodwinds including danso, kaval, moxeneo, marori bone flute, &c. in a series of duets with Barre Phillips, Joelle Leandre, Bert Turetzky, and Lisa Mezzacappa.

Golia Quartet, Vinny: Take Your Time Golia Quartet, Vinny: Take Your Time
Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 15154
Catalog Code: RPR1003
Country: USA

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The third recording from this group of long-time collaborators, with Golia on soprano, alto and tenor sax, Bobby Bradford on cornet, Ken Filiano on bass and Alex Cline on drums in a set of Golia original compositions.

Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber: Empiricism in the West Golia, Vinny & Urs Leimgruber: Empiricism in the West
Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 18325
Catalog Code: RPR 1016
Country: USA

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Two amazing wind players - saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist Vinny Golia and saxophonist Urs Leimgruber - in a series of free improvising duos pushing their instruments into unusual and captivating territories.

Golia, Vinny / Marco Eneidi / Lisa Mezzacappa / Vijay Anderson: Hell-Bent in the Pacific Golia, Vinny / Marco Eneidi / Lisa Mezzacappa / Vijay Anderson: Hell-Bent in the Pacific
Label: NoBusiness
Product Code: 16925
Catalog Code: NBCD 49
Country: Lithuania

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Insanely great free improvisation for the West Coast in this quartet of Vinny Golia (multi-reeds), Marco Eneidi (alto sax) Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), and Vijay Anderson (drums).

Golia, Vinny Large Ensemble: Overview; 1996-2006 [CD + DVD] Golia, Vinny Large Ensemble: Overview; 1996-2006 [CD + DVD]
Label: Nine Winds
Product Code: 17434
Catalog Code: NWCD DVD 0300
Country: USA

Price: $19.95
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A set of 2 CDs and 2 DVDs capturing four concerts of reedist and composer Vinny Golia's Large Ensemble performing from 1996-2006, showing the evolution of the band, plus an amazing concert with an African drum ensemble in 2006.

Golia, Vinny Sextet: Abstractions And Retrocausalities Golia, Vinny Sextet: Abstractions And Retrocausalities
Label: Nine Winds
Product Code: 15568
Catalog Code: 309
Country: USA

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A superb West Coast sextet ensemble led by reedist Vinny Golia with long-time associates, many from the California Institute of the Arts, performing Golia's complex and exuberant compositions.

Golia, Vinny: Low and Inside; (Close Call Anyway...) Music for Baritone Saxophone Golia, Vinny: Low and Inside; (Close Call Anyway...) Music for Baritone Saxophone
Label: Nine Winds
Product Code: 16277
Catalog Code: 299
Country: USA

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Multi-reedist Vinny Golia focuses on the baritone sax and the tubax (contrabass sax) in this spectacular album performed with his octet of Ken Filiano, Brian Walsh, Gavin Templeton, Dan Rosenboom, George McMullen, Alex Noyce, and Matt Mayhall.

Gonzalez, Dennis New Dallasangeles: The Desert Wind Gonzalez, Dennis New Dallasangeles: The Desert Wind
Label: Silkheart
Product Code: 16283
Catalog Code: SHCD 124
Country: Sweden

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The septet of trumpeter Dennis Gonzales with saxophonists Charles Brackeen & Michael Session, trombonist Kim Corbet, cellist Michael Kruge, Henry Franklin on bass and Alvin Fielder on drums.


 


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