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The Jazz Mentality: Show Business Is My Life

Recorded in 1994 at the Greenwich House in New York City, this album conveys a go-for-broke attitude. With tunes such as Bobby Timmons’ “Dis’ Here,” Miles Davis’ “Solar,” and a self-described original called “Art Blakey, Art Blakey,” this quartet plants itself boldly in the bop and hard bop tradition. Chris Potter, on tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, is the best-known of the players. Listening to this album makes you realize how much he has grown in three years. (This is no indictment of his playing here, though.)

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