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Clifton Anderson: Decade

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You could say trombonist Clifton Anderson’s second album was a long time coming, but you’d be sorely understating the case. Decade is so named because it’s been 10 years since Anderson made his solo recording debut.

Those aware of the trombonist’s two-decades-plus association with tenor titan Sonny Rollins, his uncle, are apt to find numerous Sonny-like pleasures on Decade. Like his legendary mentor, Anderson is no slouch when it comes to putting a fresh spin on an unlikely pop tune-in this case, Bread’s 1971 hit “If”-or conjuring a festive calypso groove, as “Aah Soon Come” brightly illustrates.

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