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Jim Ketch: A Distant View

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A Distant View delivers intelligent music performed by highly involved players across a dozen diverse selections ranging from straight-ahead hard bop, calypso, an obligatory standard and a Chuck Mangione-esque soft rock tidbit thrown in for dessert. Incorporating a classic Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers quintet formula, these outstanding players share a common interest here in the total effort and each others' offerings, and it pays off in dividends. The frontline of trumpeter Jim Ketch and saxophonist ...