Wessell Anderson

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Wessell Anderson is a big-toned alto saxophonist of generous spirit and above-average skill, who obviously admires the late Cannonball Adderley a great deal. This album's opening track, "Sunday Souful Supper," comes off as virtual Cannonball, with the equally rotund younger altoist serving heaping portions of red beans and rice, Adderley-style. The record as a whole is a hard-bop (re)hash, well-played, yet tasting a bit like it's been microwaved back to life -- a moderately tasty and almost immediately forgettable side dish.

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