Allan Botschinsky

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A fine mellow-toned brass player who sticks to flugelhorn on this set, Allan Botschinsky teams up with fellow Danes (Stan Sulzmann on tenor and soprano, guitarist Jacob Fischer, bassist Jesper Lundgaard, and drummer Alex Riel) to perform five of his originals, Sulzmann's "New-Ness," and the standard "We'll Be Together Again." Actually a few of the leader's tunes use common chord changes, most notably "The Bench" (which is a thinly disguised "All the Things You Are"). The music overall (recorded live in concert and recorded for the radio) falls between hard bop and post-bop with Sulzmann's solos being the most adventurous. The blend between the two horns and the well-rounded program (which has several memorable cuts) makes this a CD well worth picking up.

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