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Alan Barnes All Stars: The Marbella Jazz Suite

Read "The Marbella Jazz Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers

All Stars they're labeled, and All Stars they are. Saxophonist Alan Barnes leads eight of Great Britain's most accomplished post bop musicians through their paces on the Marbella Jazz Suite, a series of scenic sketches drawn by Barnes to honor the Spanish city where he and the band performed at the Marbella Jazz Festival in May, 2004.

Believe it or not, every song on the album--even “Freddie Green --alludes to some aspect of the city of Marbella, the festival, or ...


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