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Centerpiece: Live at the Blue Note Trombonist Al Grey may be the leader of this relaxed, swinging sextet, but every member pulls his weight. Tart-toned trumpeter Harry ''Sweets'' Edison...Centerpiece: Live at the Blue NoteJazz Trombonist Al Grey may be the leader of this relaxed, swinging sextet, but every member pulls his weight. Tart-toned trumpeter Harry ''Sweets'' Edison...1995-08-11
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Centerpiece: Live at the Blue Note

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performer: Al Grey; Producer (group): Telarc; Status: In Season

Trombonist Al Grey may be the leader of this relaxed, swinging sextet, but every member pulls his weight. Tart-toned trumpeter Harry ”Sweets” Edison leads on the title track, which he composed. Pianist Junior Mance — whose inspired playing on his irresistible, bluesy shuffle, ”South Side,” provides the Centerpiece: Live at the Blue Notes high point — is better showcased here than on his own last CD. B+

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