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by Nicholas F. Mondello
There's something fascinating about the word inspire." We know from Latin that the word derives from inspirare, meaning to breathe" or blow into." It is the perfect theme as presented for trumpeter Al Hood and the H2 Sextet's terrific album, Jazz Muses. Not only is Hood inspired by his Jazz Muses, but his blowing here takes inspiration full-circle. It is an enthralling and highly inspired work. Well-known in trumpet and jazz education circles, Hood is also a ...read more