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John Tennyson: Real World Trio

If you enjoy Blue Note, Prestige and Riverside records of the 1950s and early ’60s then this disc is for you. That’s the sound Graham is wedded to with Countdown. The saxophonist’s compositions and sonics recall bands led by Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver. Graham and his cohorts have learned their lessons well. Their delivery is workmanlike. How’s about a kick of inspiration?

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