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Jaz Sawyer/Irwin Mayfield: 20/20

Read "20/20" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Another in a series of CD's recorded live at the famous Blue Note jazz club in New York, “20/20" presents a contrast of sorts between a lyrical trumpeter and three highly percussive musicians in an aggressive rhythm section. Irvin Mayfield's tone, containing a bright ring and a slight buzz, commands attention in an extroverted, entertaining style that incorporates half-valve effects, full-range-of-the-trumpet cadenzas, growls and blurts. Yet, these embellishments never lead Mayfield far from the melody.Interestingly, “20/20" is a ...


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