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Album Review

Paul VornHagen: Kindred Spirits

Read "Kindred Spirits" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The opener on multiple-reedman/vocalist Paul VornHagen's Kindred Spirits, “Namely You," kicks the set off on a relaxed straight-ahead vibe, with the leader blowing a robust tenor sax lead. The sound feels loose, like Ben Webster—Ellington's most famous tenor saxophonist—playing out in front of a bunch of top-notch accompanists. Cal Tjader's “Mindanao," featuring VornHagen on flute, takes things into a more propulsive and urgent mood.The surprise, after two great instrumental tracks, is Burton Lane's “Your My Thrill." VornHagen's high ...

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Chet Baker
trumpet and vocals
Charlie Parker
saxophone, alto
Dexter Gordon
saxophone, tenor
Mark Colby
Tia Fuller
Tedd Baker
saxophone, tenor
Ben Jansson
saxophone, tenor
Suzanne Grzanna
saxophone, alto
Richard Drexler
bass, acoustic

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