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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wayne Coniglio / Scott Whitfield: Fast Friends

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Clever title, this. Trombonists Wayne Coniglio and Scott Whitfield. Friends? For almost two decades. Fast? Listen to a few bars of “Les Demoiselles de Rocheforte," “Fried Pickles" or “Bernie's Tune" and decide for yourself. The opinion here is what they do on trombone (tenor and bass) is fast indeed. Having said that, however, it should be pressed home that there is so much more than speed to appreciate on this superb new album; for example, an abundance of warmth, tastefulness ...