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Paul Combs’ Pocket Big Band: Live at Chit Chat

Paul Combs’ nonet has what every musician wants: A steady gig (every Sunday for the past three years at Chit Chat Lounge, in Haverhill, Ma.), an endless supply of subs, if needed, and a debut album picked up by an established label. But most musicians with a steady gig would have prepared better for this live session. What emerges is a mediocre collection of mostly unimaginative charts, even with the doublings available.

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