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Andy Bey: Tuesdays in Chinatown

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It just isn’t fair. While lesser mortals churn out album after album with stupefying alacrity, Andy Bey fans are continually left in a state of restless anticipation. First there was that interminable drought preceding the release of 1996’s sublime Ballads, Blues & Bey, then two more years of silence before the arrival of the equally exquisite Shades of Bey. Now, after another three-year absence, along comes Tuesdays in Chinatown. As ever, it was worth the wait.

Over the years, every laudatory adjective in the book has been ascribed to Bey’s rich, earthy baritone, but only one will do: luxurious. He is cognac and cashmere, sable and sirloin.

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