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Dan Pugach: Plus One

Read "Plus One" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

On this debut CD, drummer Dan Pugach shows himself to be a composer and arranger who has mastered the art of making a group sound much bigger than it is. His nonet plays intricate and soulful jazz with the punch of a much bigger band. Pugach is very good at using brawny up-tempo rhythms. The CD's opener, “Brooklyn Blues" kicks off with a New Orleans second line groove that leads into a wall of shouting staccato horns driving ...


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