Bobby Jaspar

Memory of Dick

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One of two Bobby Jaspar LPs put out on 1988 CDs, this set finds Jaspar playing in France shortly before he moved to the United States. Teamed with guitarist Sacha Distel, pianist Rene Urtreger, bassist Benoit Quersin and drummer Jean-Louis Viale, Jasper (who plays flute on two songs) swings his way through six jazz standards, an obscurity and his own "Memory of Dick" (for the recently deceased pianist Dick Twardzik). The music is essentially straight-ahead bebop, the modern mainstream of the period.

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