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Hod O’Brien : Blues Alley—Third Set

In his liner notes, Hod O’Brien admits that he originally rejected these eight selections. He planned to release only two albums from his trio gig at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. in July 2004. There are a few fluffs here.

But then he listened to these tracks again. Perhaps the raucous audience approval helped change his mind. What’s not to like about a solid hour of exhilarating creative adrenalin, with O’Brien in a zone, bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Kenny Washington pouring sweat, and master engineer Jim Anderson on hand to capture it all?

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