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Eric Bolvin: Workin’ It

The title track here is quintessential happy jazz while the soothing “Rocket Love” fails to launch. The energy level picks up on “Time Bomb,” fueled by the Albert King-inspired blues guitarist Chris Cain. “Belita” reverts to smooth-jazz doldrums until the energy is elevated by the presence of drummer extraordinaire Dennis Chambers on the ultra-funky “Suburban Bourbon.” And so it goes with this hit-and-miss outing from trumpeter Eric Bolvin. Cain also kills on the blues-drenched “Soulful Slumber” while “One for Mike” is a worthy Brecker tribute.

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