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Roger Humphries: Keep the Faith

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Pittsburgh drummer Roger Humphries is perhaps best known for his three-year stint with the Horace Silver Quintet in the mid-’60s, during which the group recorded the Blue Note albums Song for My Father, The Cape Verdean Blues and The Jody Grind. Appropriately, Keep the Faith adheres to the Silver principle of reaching the people with a strong rhythmic foundation and memorable melodic content. Personnel varies, but the main group includes tenor saxophonist Lou Stellute, trumpeter James Moore, pianist Max Leake and bassist Dwayne Dolphin. Percussionist George Jones appears on three cuts, trumpeter Sean Jones and pianist Brett Williams on two, and bassist Tony DePaolis on one.

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