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The Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra: The Lights Suite

Read "The Lights Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers

A brief preamble: while spending last Thanksgiving with my wife’s sister and her family in Palo Alto, CA, I had the radio tuned to KCSM­FM in San Mateo (a 24­hour Jazz station, naturally) whose weekday noontime feature is an album played in its entirety without interruption. On this particular day the album chosen was by a group I’d not heard before, the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra. After listening for a few moments I thought to myself, “I’ve gotta get a ...


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