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Brandi Disterheft: Gratitude

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Bassist Brandi Disterheft’s third record presents her first star-studded ensemble, with trumpeter Sean Jones and alto saxophonist Vincent Herring as lead horns (Anne Drummond is the flutist) and a rhythm section of drummer Gregory Hutchinson and pianist Renee Rosnes astride her bass. Her tunes make good use of this formidable sextet, beginning with a “Blues for Nelson Mandela” which features her Mingus-ian pluck and thwack after Rosnes and Hutchinson provide a memorable intro that is stately and snazzy at the same time.

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