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Jeff Berlin: In Harmony’s Way

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Some of the laudable artists who appear on bassist Jeff Berlin’s In Harmony’s Way were prominent in the fusion movement, but this CD is an agreeable, straightahead swinging session. The CD’s core group contains drummer Danny Gottlieb and pianist/bassist Richard Drexler. Guest appearances are made by guitarist Mike Stern and tenor/soprano saxman Dave Liebman on three tracks each, and there are cameo roles for vibist Gary Burton and keyboardist Clare Fischer. On two tracks a three-man horn section fleshes out the band.

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