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Scott Colley: The Magic Line

In the last few years Scott Colley has become one of New York’s most desired bassists, offering superb, expertly restrained support to combos led by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Andrew Hill and Greg Osby, among others. While eight of the 11 compositions on his latest trio album are originals, Colley’s performance remains focused on an ensemble approach; there’s no showboating to be found on The Magic Line. Rather, his huge, deep and woody tone is an equal partner with the reeds of Chris Potter and the percussion of Bill Stewart.

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