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Humberto Ramirez: Treasures

Trumpeter Ramirez offers good variety on this release; hard driving Latin jazz numbers, such as the three cuts that feature the exceptional Colombian saxophonist Justo Almario; the straightahead tune “Right Call,” with three trombonists, five saxophonists, and a fine piano solo by Luis Marin; two salsa vocal tunes; and several ballads. Ramirez and fellow musicians are solid throughout, with percussionist Paoli Mejias particularly deserving of a nod.

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