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Chin, Dillard, Tivon, Pennicott, Murphy, Leathers: Fifth (Jinsy)

The forceful resonance of Spencer Murphy’s bass solo on “Prayer,” the opening track on Fifth, immediately contradicts the new-agey pretentiousness of the disc’s liner notes. It’s meditative yet purposeful—not merely ruminating but actively seeking, celebrating a tranquility that sounds hard-won. The relaxed, samba-flavored “Projection,” composed by pianist/leader John Chin, further reflects the set’s overall thrust—thoughtful yet … Read More “Chin, Dillard, Tivon, Pennicott, Murphy, Leathers: Fifth (Jinsy)”

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