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John Hart: Standards-Green and Blue

John Hart’s third CD for the Hep label, Standards-Green and Blue, once again features his working trio with bassist Bill Moring and drummer Tim Horner. But vibraphone master Joe Locke turns up on five cuts, enlivening all he touches. Hart’s focus here is standards, and the approach is refreshing: loping hard-bop on “Lazy Afternoon,” modern modal harmony on the timely “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans,” a clever reharmonization of “All or Nothing at All” and a brief waltz treatment of “My Shining Hour,” without solos, that nods in the direction of Miles’ “Someday My Prince Will Come.”

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