Malachi Thompson & Africa Brass
Blue Jazz

Delmark DG-548 $15.99

Trumpeter Malachi Thompson applies his "freebop" approach (a melding of free jazz and bebop) to brass big band again for Blue Jazz, the third CD from the four trumpet, four trombone with rhythm section group. "Thompson has created another grand statement on the meaning, purpose and beauty of American jazz. Epic effort." Chicago Tribune from the review of the last Africa Brass CD, Buddy Bolden's Rag (Delmark 481) Gary Bartz, alto sax and Billy Harper, tenor sax have a strong presence throughout while vocalists Dee Alexander and The Big DooWopper, and Gene "Daddy G" Barge on tenor sax guest, adding their special touches.

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