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Matt Shulman: So It Goes

A top-drawer trumpeter who also sings like an angel obscured by a storm cloud. Chet Baker? Well, close. Baker comparisons are inevitable, especially since Matt Shulman not only covers “My Funny Valentine,” Baker’s career-long signature, but does so sounding every bit as gauzily detached. Baker’s vocal influence is also evident on the album-opening title track that escalates from wistfully dreamy to gloriously cacophonous. But Shulman, when he chooses to sing, can also sound a lot like Sting, particularly on his urgent “Forgetting/Remembering Yourself” and the chanting, seemingly helium-filled “Zeppelin.”

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