Alto saxophonist Dave Glasser brings in his former teacher, Barry Harris, and frequent employer, Clark Terry, as sidemen on Uh! Oh!-though his own playing is the focus of this engaging CD. Glasser leans toward Johnny Hodges, particularly in the blues and ballads, but he knows the bop canon too. He gives evidence of that in five tracks with Terry and, even more dramatically, in a joust with guest trumpeter Roy Hargrove on Glasser’s “Bye-Yard.” Glasser and Hargrove, on flugelhorn, improvise so movingly together there and in their solos on the ballad “Charise” that further collaboration seems in order.
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