Centerpiece: Live at the Blue Note (1995) 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… 1995-07-25 Al Grey Jazz
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Centerpiece: Live at the Blue Note (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 25, 1995; Lead Performance: Al Grey; Genre: Jazz

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+

Originally posted Aug 11, 1995 Published in issue #287 Aug 11, 1995 Order article reprints