Ira Sullivan


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One of two Ira Sullivan recordings for Galaxy (the other is Peace). On four of the five selections the multi-instrumentalist (who on the album plays tenor, alto flute, flute, soprano and trumpet) performs with guitarist Joe Diori in a quintet also including bassist John Heard, drummer Billy Higgins and percussionist Kenneth Nash; on the slightly earlier "Strut," Sullivan is joined by just Nash and bassist Monte Budwig. Among the highlights of the fairly straightforward program are a swinging "Anthropology," "Painted Ladies (A Confiscated Bolero)" and "Autumn Leaves." A fine effort.