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The Jim Seeley/Arturo O’Farrill Quintet: The Jim Seeley/Arturo O’Farrill Quintet

The overall impression one gets from listening to this disc is akin to walking into a library or a well-run doctor’s office. There’s a lot going on, but nobody present is about to make a lot of noise about it.

The eight originals by trumpeter Jim Seely traverse a fairly wide stylistic landscape, encompassing bossa, blues and some hard-bop forms (as on the opening track, “Truth Juice”), and reedman Jed Levy, bassist Andy Gonzalez and drummer Phoenix Rivera ably serve co-leaders Seely and pianist Arturo O’Farrill throughout.

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