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Sullivan Fortner leads a sterling trio in a most emotional offering; Moments Preserved / SOUNDS OF TIMELESS JAZZ

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Moments Preserved is Sullivan Fortner's follow up to his  Impulse! Records debut titled Aria. The pianist and composer returns leading a sterling trio with bassist Ameen Saleem and drummer Jeremy "Bean" Clemons and the great Roy Hargrove as guest  on trumpet and flugelhorn. The recording contains 12 songs that span from re-arranged television theme songs such as "Changing Keys" from The Wheel of Fortune, and "You Are Special" from the Mister Rogers television show to originals penned by Fortner and his bandmate Saleem to jazz standards composed by Hope, Ellington, Monk and Styne that Sullivan's trio revitalized.

Overall, Moments Preserved has a special meaning to Sullivan Fortner not only because it is among his most emotional offerings, but because it memorializes the late Roy Hargrove's final studio sessions with Sullivan as a leader. Take the time from your busy schedules to contemplate and relax to this lovely collection of songs by Sullivan Fortner, Ameen Saleem and Jeremy Clemons. You'll thank yourself…and them.

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