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The Jazz Crusaders featuring Wayne Henderson: Kick the Jazz: Jazz in the Hip Hop Generation

Too-hip jazz versions of today’s hip-hop hits are more than just a passing fancy. Either kids are hiding them under their mattresses or, more likely, they’re finding favor with established contemporary jazz fans with R&B proclivities. Wayne Henderson, the splendid trombonist, now puts his more-than-50-years-in-the-biz spin on what he calls jazzip hop. A refresher: Henderson records under the Jazz Crusaders moniker, while Joe Sample, Stix Hooper and Wilton Felder record and tour as the Crusaders.

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