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Joel Frahm: Sorry, No Decaf

“Smokin’ Joel,” the opener, establishes Frahm’s credentials as a blustery modern tenor saxophonist who has listened to Joe Lovano and Mike Brecker. “Elroy Sparta,” the second piece, shows off his full soprano sound handsomely. “Interesting Perhaps, but Hardly Fascinating Rhythm” brings in a Dewey Redman influence as Frahm solos on tenor over Doug Weiss’ bass and Matt Wilson’s drums.

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