Tiger Okoshi

Color of Soil

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While some of the new recordings for JVC's high-resolution mastering process, XRCD2, focus on sonic decoration rather than musical honesty, this disc is both high fidelity and high integrity. Okoshi's fine trumpet playing is matched with a great group of players, including Kenny Barron on piano and Hank Roberts on cello. The result is an outstanding recording of great jazz. From the original title track, with its subtle shadings, to the percolating interpretation of "Night in Tunisia" that closes the album, the music is alive with passion and imagination.

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