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Ben Rosenblum's little band swings nicely on 'Kites and Stings' / The Art Music Lounge

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When I see an album cover that looks like this and has a title like this, the first thing that comes into my mind is, "Another goopy album of soft Millennial ‘jazz,'" but such is not the case here. Ben Rosenblum's little band swings nicely, if not with any particular style; they change meter here and there with impunity, and the solos are solid and often interesting, particularly those of trumpeter Wayne Tucker, who plays with a crisp, firm and rich tone, much like the late Fats Navarro (I wonder if Fats was one of his models).

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