Dan Faulk

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Dan Faulk, a John Coltrane-inspired tenor and soprano saxophonist, joins with the great bebop pianist Barry Harris to explore two originals and six jazz standards. Among the highlights are the opening bop blues "Quintagon," a sensitive rendition of Horace Silver's "Peace," a straightahead rendition of Thelonious Monk's "Nutty," a wistful version of the ballad "Stairway to the Stars," and Faulk ripping through the changes on an up-tempo "Lover." Faulk, who has remained relatively obscure in the decade since this recording, is an excellent hard bop-oriented improviser who deserves much greater recognition.

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