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George Garzone: Moodiology

Tenorist/sopranoist Garzone lists Michael Brecker and Jerry Bergonzi among his mentors and it’s apparent that he, too, developed under the influence of John Coltrane. Here’s one teacher capable of showing his students how it’s done. Among his cohorts for this session are vibist Mike Mainieri, who produced the CD, and the outstanding pianist, Kenny Werner. Along with four standards-“Summertime,” “Naima,” “I’ll Remember April,” and “Soul Eyes”-the program includes seven originals by the leader.

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