Eddie Bert

Musician of the Year

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While the original album title may be a sign of the record label getting carried away, trombonist Eddie Bert is a strong bebop trombonist like J.J. Johnson. On this session he's joined by the always superb pianist Hank Jones, plus Wendell Marshall and Kenny Clarke. Bert overdubs his horn on several tracks answering his open horn with a muted response in "Stompin' at the Savoy." He also wrote a tasty blues "I Should' a Said," a lively Latin flavored feature for overdubbed horns "See You Later," while his "Three Bass Hit" generously features Marshall. Bert's been more active as a sideman than a leader since the '50s, so this is one album that his fans need to acquire.

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