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Brad Turner Quartet featuring Seamus Blake: Live at the Cellar

As a member of Metalwood, trumpeter Brad Turner traffics in an electric jazz-groove style that appeals to both hard-edged-fusion fans and the jam-band crowd. As the leader of his own group, however, Turner turns his ears toward Filles des Kilimanjaro-era Miles Davis, chopping down the funk and backbeats in favor of swinging drums, courtesy of Dylan van der Schyff (who is usually doing avant-garde time behind the NOW Orchestra, Talking Pictures and Peggy Lee Band), bubbling but supportive bass from Andre Lachance, shifting jazz harmonies and the persuasive, permeating sound of Bruno Hubert’s Fender Rhodes piano.

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