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Bill Mobley and Jazz Orchestra: Live at Smalls Vol. 1

The Memphis jazz mob is deep in the house on this one. In addition to Memphian trumpeter-leader, and in several notable spots on this disc arranger, Bill Mobley, this date boasts the Tennessee piano quartet of Harold Mabern, James Williams, and Donald Brown, plus honorary Memphian (via Greenwood, MS; he went to school in Memphis) Mulgrew Miller as guest soloists. Lest you determine that this must be a piano-heavy date, it also boasts guest saxophonist Billy Pierce and vocalist Miles Griffith.

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