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Lew Del Gatto: Katewalk

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This wonderfully exuberant session is a reminder of the kind of music that used to set jazz clubs rockin’ back in the 1960s. Yes, there’s a cerebral dimension that’s smart, clever and hip. But when all is said and done, it’s the music’s sensuality, boppish swagger and bluesy hues that carry the day.

At the helm is the redoubtable Lew Del Gatto, the New York-based saxophonist who’s helped light up the Saturday Night Live band for over two decades. Here, he soars on tenor. Abetting with elan are Del Gatto pals Randy Brecker (trumpet), Steve Turre (trombone), Joe Cohn (guitar), Ron Feuer (organ, piano), Chip Jackson (bass) and Victor Lewis (drums).

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