Frank Morgan

Reflections [2005]

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Frank Morgan is in a mellow and lyrical mood for this quartet date with Ronnie Mathews, Essiet Essiet, and Billy Hart. The songs are all familiar ones, eight tunes that mean a lot to the altoist. The tempos range from ballads to a medium pace with Morgan taking his time, creating thoughtful and melodic solos that pay tribute to the melodies, his roots in Charlie Parker bebop, and his own mature style. The result is a set of very nice music, accessible yet full of subtle creativity.

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