John Greiner

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Four lesser-known but talented jazz musicians from the Midwest are featured on this set of standards and post-bop tunes. Tenor saxophonist John Greiner displays a strong improvising style and an appealing sound; he is joined by pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Charlie Hoots, and drummer Mark Ladley (the best-known of the players). Greiner contributed two complex originals, digs into three standards ("I Thought About You," "Like Someone in Love," and "Don't You Know I Care"), and performs two obscure John Coltrane songs: "Satellite" and the never-before recorded "Thing in D Flat." Well-worth searching for.

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