Eddie Daniels

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by Scott Yanow

The great modern jazz clarinetist Eddie Daniels is heard in a fairly intimate setting on this CD, performing in a quartet with guitarist Chuck Loeb, bassist Ned Mann, and drummer Adam Nussbaum. Although some of the songs are fairly relaxed or lightly funky, there are also such numbers as "The Man I Love," "Love Walked In," "Falling in Love With Love," and Oscar Pettiford's "Tricotism." Daniels contributed three of the originals, including tributes to Thad Jones and Joe Farrell. His fluent clarinet and tenor are very much in the spotlight throughout and he blends in well with the guitar. Worth searching for.

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