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Scott Hamilton: After Hours

This swinging quartet album is fueled by the supple saxophone of Scott Hamilton, proffering his trademark bag of ’30s- and ’40s-style tenor talk. Hamilton, who hasn’t changed his approach to jazz since his retro sound catapulted to the ears of mainstream jazz fans in the mid-’70s, is perfectly displayed on this Whitman’s Sampler of compositions. He turns “How Am I To Know?” into a swinging samba, croons tenderly on “Blues in My Heart” and sears a slow groove for “Beyond the Bluebird.”

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