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Eddie Henderson Project: Precious Moment

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At first glance, Eddie Hen-derson’s latest might look like a toss-off: a set of standards (plus two tunes by Hender-son’s wife, Natsuko), none of which rises above a medium tempo, mostly waltzing along in 3/4 time. But look closer: Precious Moment is a pearl.

Henderson works in a quartet for all nine tracks, giving his trumpet mute and flugelhorn equal time. His penchant for Wayne Shorter’s music surfaces in two selections (“Dance Cadaverous” and “Wild Flower”) that are perfectly suited for the band’s mahogany tone and find Henderson particularly charged and outspoken.

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