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Ron Horton: Everything in a Dream

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On this CD, his third as a leader, Ron Horton’s virtuosity and imagination exceed 2003’s remarkable Subtextures. For one thing, the trumpeter has more to work with, expanding from a quartet to a septet with three horns and-on a number of tracks-two basses.

Given that Horton’s previous album included a piece called “Malaby,” it is satisfying this time to hear the actual Tony Malaby on tenor, along with altoist John O’Gallagher, pianist Frank Kimbrough, drummer Mike Sarin and bassists John Hebert and Masa Kamaguchi. Once again, Horton opens with an Andrew Hill piece-last time it was “Cantarnos;” this time it’s “Yellow Violet” from Dance With Death.

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