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Dave Badie: The Court Jazzster

If you’re looking for an album to help you unwind after a stressful day or to set the mood for a romantic evening, look no farther than smooth-jazz saxophonist Dave Badie’s debut album, The Court Jazzter (Louisana Red Hot). The album is filled with easygoing tunes, such as the pretty, lightly grooving “Secret Admirer,” which finds the New Orleans-born saxophonist’s sweet soprano fluttering with the delicacy of a hummingbird, and “After-thoughts” wherein the sax glides over a dreamy, intricately layered rhythmic bed.

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