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Curtis Lundy: Purpose

Beauty of tone and an instinct for swing-that accurately sums up Curtis Lundy on Purpose (Justin Time). The bassist-leader’s purpose here is to blend five other like-minded veterans and newcomers. (But it’s not a sextet; pianists John Hicks and Andrew Wonsey share the piano bench.) Aside from Wonsey, the other up-and-coming is tenor Mark Shim, a powerhouse player who gets plenty of stretch-out room along with vibist Steve Nelson and drummer Billy Hart.

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