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Sweet Sue Terry: Gilly's Caper

Read "Gilly's Caper" reviewed by Russ Musto

Saxophonist Sweet Sue Terry's second self-released album is a soundtrack of sorts for the accompanying short story from which the date takes its title. The music, a tale of international intrigue, is similarly worldly. The opening “Terra Incognita (titled after a bar in the story) is a curious samba with Michael Rabinowitz's bassoon and T. Ice's percussion augmenting a first-rate New York quartet with guitarist Saul Rubin, bassist Leon Dorsey and drummer Vincent Ector.

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ALBUM REVIEW

Sweet Sue Terry: Pink Slimy Worm

Read "Pink Slimy Worm" reviewed by Russ Musto

The solo saxophone recital has seldom been the medium of choice for mainstream players, but then again Sue Terry has never been your typical jazz saxophonist. A protégé of Jackie McLean who was subsequently mentored by the late great tenor sax giants Clifford Jordan and Junior Cook and living legend Barry Harris, Terry is one of the very few female horn players to achieve acceptance on the tough New York hard bop scene in the ‘80s. Sweet Sue, as she’s ...


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