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by Hrayr Attarian
The Canadian label Sackville is known for its unique catalogue of superb Avant-Garde music and engaging trad-jazz recordings. So its 1976 Bones Blues is a bit of an anomaly as it documents a modern mainstream session that drummer Pete Magadini led and featured California based saxophonist Don Menza. Five standards and two originals comprise the delightful and lively program that is, nevertheless, safely bop-based. Menza penned the soulful title track that has a loose and infectious swing to ...read more