Various Artists

The Thin Man Meets Fat Boy, Vol. 2

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The second of four LPs put out by the English label Misterioso is really for the bop completist. The two sessions featured on this album (a quintet date led by tenor-saxophonist Don Lanphere that co-stars trumpeter Fats Navarro, and a Wardell Gray quartet session) are the same ones that are on Misterioso 1981 but all of the renditions are different. Both groups recorded four songs (with Gray's date including his famous "Twisted") but, when one counts all of the renditions heard on these two albums plus Gray's contributions to Misterioso 1983, the eight selections become 34 performances.