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Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra: TNT: A Tommy Newsom Tribute

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To salute the former tenor saxophonist of The Tonight Show band, drummer Sherrie Maricle and her all-female Diva Jazz Orchestra went right to the source: They borrowed 10 charts from Tommy Newsom himself, including two of his own compositions. Diva must have reveled in the pairing, since Newsom has a gift for bringing out all the sonorities of the brass and reed sections, and the 15-piece group takes this music seriously.

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