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Leroy Jones: City of Sounds

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City of Sounds, an octet session, is marked by tutti passages, polyphony and rhythms indigenous to the Crescent City. Jones plays a clean, take-your-time, declarative lead throughout, as befits his experience with the Hurricane Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble and the Harry Connick, Jr. Band. The album was produced by Danish trombonist Ole “Fessor” Lindgreen. Two other Danes appear on the album: clarinetist Jorgen Svare and bassist Ole “Skipper” Mosgaard. Besides Jones, the New Orleans musicians are tenor saxophonist Ralph H. Johnson, guitarist Steve Blailock, pianist Ed Frank and drummer Herman Lebeaux.

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