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Nagel Heyer All-Stars: Uptown Lowdown: A Salute to the Big Apple

Read "Uptown Lowdown: A Salute to the Big Apple" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This earnest homage to New York City, recorded in concert during the city’s 1999 JVC Jazz Festival, opens charmingly with half a dozen great old Ellington tunes, each of which depicts musically an aspect of life in Harlem. After that, trumpeter Randy Sandke’s never–quite–a–big–band embarks on a whirlwind tour of the city with stops at Chinatown, ...