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One for All: The Third Decade

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Twenty years on (the album title, a bit of a misnomer, indicates that they’re entering their third decade), the sextet One for All defines-as much as any outfit today-the contemporary supergroup: saxophonist Eric Alexander, trumpeter Jim Rotondi, trombonist Steve Davis, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist John Webber (the most recent addition-he joined a decade ago) and drummer Joe Farnsworth are all consummate pros who never lack for work; most are leaders in their own right. They don’t attempt to reinvent the wheel, or anything else for that matter, but they don’t need to. Initially inspired by Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, they’ve long since stood on their own, steadfast and ceaselessly pleasurable, if not particularly innovative.

The 11 tracks on The Third Decade

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