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Edmond Hall: Petite Fleur

Read "Petite Fleur" reviewed by Nic Jones

This reissue raises issues about “the tradition"--whatever the hell that is. This music was slightly venerable when it was recorded back in 1959, but the sheer verve and aplomb with which the program is delivered makes questions about its place in the overall canon of jazz seem immaterial.

At the time of the recording, Edmond Hall had not long departed from the ranks of the Louis Armstrong All Stars, and outside the restricting routines that were a hallmark of that ...


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