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Gene Ludwig: Live in Las Vegas

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Recorded at the Blue Note in Las Vegas, this album catches veteran organist Gene Ludwig in superb form. His sense of time is a lesson in swing. Momentum builds as he paces his lines over a steady groove. The performances feel good-food for the soul.

“Love for Sale” gets things off to a fast start. “Just Friends” cooks with a bounce. “Flamingo” and “Portrait of Jennie” are good for slow dancing. The gospel blues of “The Preacher” contains many hallelujah choruses. So it goes-straightahead, in the tradition.

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