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Dan St. Marseille: Departure

Tenor saxophonist Dan St. Marseille says he named this album Departure because it deffers from his previous releases. Known for his cool-school outings, he makes a credible conversion here to minor-flavored modal jazz.

St. Marseille delivers Wayne Shorter’s “Pinocchio” with fervent intensity, then shifts to a lushly lyrical reading of Tadd Dameron’s “If You Could See Me Now.” His angular approach radiates energy on both “Leila in Blue” and “Helen.”

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