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Album Review

Manny Kellough: Speaking of Jazz (East to West Coast)

Read "Speaking of Jazz (East to West Coast)" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

If you are looking for some small group jazz that is relaxed but swinging, Manny Kellough, Billy Preston's drummer, has put together a nice package of standards and originals for your listening enjoyment. While the ensemble work is, to put it plainly, not tight, the instrumental solos are good and, at times, outstanding. Alto saxophonist Antonio Parker is especially rewarding on “Generosity" and “Secret Love." Michael Thomas on trumpet is a bit less compelling. His biting sound recalls the asperity ...


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