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Ronnie Mathews/Roland Alexander/Freddie Hubbard: Ronnie Mathews/Roland Alexander/Freddie Hubbard

Read "Ronnie Mathews/Roland Alexander/Freddie Hubbard" reviewed by David Rickert

The early sixties were filled with musicians who gigged constantly at clubs, enjoyed infrequent work as sidemen, and managed to put out an album or two on a major label. This two-fer from Fantasy highlights Ronnie Mathews and Roland Alexander, two obscure musicians who nevertheless were afforded the opportunity to record as leaders in a market that was willing to take chances on promising talent.

Mathews shows on his debut a willingness to extend the hard-bop template; someone who writes ...


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