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Michael Hornstein: Innocent Green

Altoist Michael Hornstein is a skittering soloist on “Greenhorn” and “Lucy the Cat.” His tone is high-pitched and slightly acidic, even on the ballad “You and I.” The rhythm section is Robert Di Gioia, piano; Gary Peacock, bass; and Billy Hart, drums. Bob Dorough (remember his vocalese on Miles Davis’ “Blue Xmas”) sings and is co-author, with Hornstein, on “Things in Between.” The tunes, composed by Hornstein, include the bluesy “Two Cowboys in New York.”

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