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Doug Lawrence: Soul Carnival

Showcasing his satiny, seasoned (sometimes seductive) phrasing, tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence enhances ten straightahead standards and originals, with help from a breezy New York crew-Ray Macchiarolo (guitar), Tardo Hammer (piano), John Webber (bass) and Leroy Williams (drums). Creating a leisurely session that charms the listener, Lawrence’s supple saxisms sing the language of bebop without brassy bravado. While he cuts no new course, team cohesiveness and entrenched jazz spirit make this session special.

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