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Courtney Pine: Transition in Tradition (En hommage a Sidney Bechet)

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England’s Courtney Pine is always trying the music. Years ago, when he took a chance and dipped heavily into dance hall beats on his Closer to Home release, some traditionalists cried foul. But Pine, reaching for his personal roots, played powerful on Closer to Home. The album

was full of meaning, and passion, and an acceptance of music that was real, and happening.

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