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James Ingenito Project: Rhythm Room Blue

This listenable debut release by trumpeter/fluegelhornist Ingenito and his big band includes the boppish title cut, with Erik Klein on tenor, the funky “Cat in the House” and the swinging and bouyant “Joy Spring” and “Floating.” “My Funny Valentine” and “Our Love Will Make It” border on schmaltz. Although Ingenito’s tone can be a tad thin, and his commercial intent too patent, there’s also fervor and finesse in the playing.

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