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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Randy Hamm: Yellow Cadenza

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If Randy Hamm's Yellow Cadenza doesn't encompass enough musical goodies to suit many tastes, it's not for lack of trying. Hamm, a talented saxophonist who has spent more than a decade teaching at Missouri State University, introduces himself (on alto) by way of a lush ballad ("Here's That Rainy Day") complete with string section before settling into a more straight-ahead groove on his own compositions, “The Oath," “52 Short," “Port 54" and “Second Wind." The strings return ...