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Donald Harrison, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham: New York Cool: Live at the Blue Note

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This trio struck a nice accord three years ago on Donald Harrison’s CD Heroes (Nagel-Hayer, 2004), and it has since deepened. They excel at giving jazz warhorses tasteful makeovers; such is the case with “Body and Soul,” where drummer Billy Cobham and bassist Ron Carter ignite a tight, bossa nova groove underneath Harrison’s flinty melodicism, and “I’ll Remember April,” which shimmies between swing and a samba.

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