The N.Y. Hardbop Quintet
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This excellent group was formed in 1990 as a quartet comprised of trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, pianist Keith Saunders, bassist Bim Strasberg, and drummer Eddie Ornowski. In 1991, the band became a quintet with the addition of tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon; Ornowski departed in 1996 and was replaced by Clifford Barbaro. Their repertoire and style does stick to hard bop (style-wise of the Lee Morgan/Hank Mobley era), but the many originals and the fresh renditions of standards keep ... Read more

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