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Jim Rattigan: Jazz French Horn

Read "Jazz French Horn" reviewed by Chris May

Say what? While the French horn is not exactly unknown in jazz--step forward players Julius Watkins and John Graas and orchestrators Gil Evans and Miles Davis, amongst others--it's still enough of a novelty to raise at least one of your eyebrows.

But this is by no means a novelty album. It's actually a very beautiful and credible set of covers ("Linmere" is the only original), by turns limpid and muscular, on which Jim Rattigan entirely overcomes the technical ...


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