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Mr. Gentle Mr. Cool ()

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David "Fathead" Newman is in excellent form on this tasteful program of 11 Duke Ellington compositions. Performing in a sextet with trombonist Jim Pugh, pianist David Leonhardt, bassist Peter Washington, Ron Carter on piccolo bass and drummer Lewis Nash, Newman splits his time between tenor and alto and takes a flute solo on "Azure." The music contains few real surprises (other than the utilization of both bass and piccolo bass) but swings nicely and has fine melodic solos. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi

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  1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  2. Prelude to a Kiss
  3. Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool
  4. Almost Cried
  5. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  6. Azure
  7. What Am I Here For?
  8. Happy Reunion
  9. Come Sunday
  10. Creole Love Call
  11. Jeep's Blues
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Mr. Gentle Mr. Cool
1994, Kokopelli

UPC: 794044130020

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