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Anthony Wonsey: The Thang

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This album is about as impeccable as spirited jazz gets. Anthony Wonsey’s sideman work with people like Nicholas Payton and Carl Allen showed that he was a capable young modern-mainstream pianist. The Thang demonstrates impressive growth to a new level of technical command. Two factors make the clean execution especially notable.

First, Wonsey’s trio (with bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth) had rarely worked together before this recording session, and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, who joins on half of the eight tracks, was a new musical associate also.

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