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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Barone Brothers: Blues & Other Happy Moments

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You may be surprised, as I was, to see Shelly Manne listed as drummer on the new CD release, Blues and Other Happy Moments, by brothers Mike and Gary Barone. The reason is simple: the album was recorded in 1979 and released as an LP on Palo Alto Jazz in 1981. Now, a quarter-century and one millennium later, it has made its way to compact disc.

The brothers are joined on the front line by alto saxophonist Dick Spencer and ...