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Yves Francois: Blues For Hawk

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The two Eexemplars of longevity sharing the frontline on this new Delmark disc already held elder statesmen status at the time of the music's taping. Both saxophonists are part of the vibrant Chicago tenor lineage that includes Von Freeman, Johnny Griffin, and Fred Anderson. Trumpeter Yves Francois organized the sessions to redress a slight he perceived to their respective careers. At the time of the early-'80s conclaves, Jackson had rarely recorded. When he did, it was mainly as a trad jazz clarinetist. Johnson's situation was even more aggrieved. Despite several decades in the business, the first of these dates constituted ...



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