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Allan Vache: Swing And Other Things

The “swing” of the title is palpable throughout this album, especially “Limehouse Blues,” “Cheek to Cheek” and Benny Goodman’s “Rachel’s Dream.” On these and the other selections, clarinetist Vache captivates you with his propulsive phrasing, harmonic momentum and Artie Shaw-like high notes. This is swing in the Goodman tradition. (The comparison is aided by John Cocuzzi’s Hampton-ish vibes.)

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