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Brew Moore: Special Brew (SteepleChase)

Milton “Brew” Moore once opined that “Anyone who doesn’t play like Pres is wrong,” but he later realized the limitations of such a position and professed an admiration for Charlie Parker. Special Brew offers evidence on both fronts, with the tenor saxophonist taking a turn at two Charlie Parker tunes. Even if he doesn’t dig into bebop’s bag of rhythmic advances or melodic curlicues, the lessons absorbed from his forefather Lester Young manifest themselves in some lengthy solos that sustain a high level of melodic ingenuity.
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