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by Dan McClenaghan
Figure in all the innumerable ensemble configurations possible in jazz, and a soft spot still clings to my heart for the well-rendered quartet outing, saxophone and a rhythm section playing straightforward mainstream jazz. The Honolulu Jazz Quartet's Sounds of the City delivers just that.Bassist John Kolivas leads the guartet, which has been together since 2001, developing a remarkable musical collectivity, an ensemble sound that, even when someone solos, it doesn't stand apart as a solo but fits into ...read more