Various Artists

Xanadu at Montreux, Vol. 3

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The third of four LPs to result from an all-star concert put on by the Xanadu label in 1978 has three features for the underrated but very significant flutist Sam Most ("This Masquerade," "I Thought About You" and "Star Eyes"), a showcase on "Half Nelson" for guitarist Ted Dunbar and a 15-minute version of "Strollin'" that features a full octet including Most, Dunbar, the tenors of Al Cohn and Billy Mitchell, baritonist Ronnie Cuber and pianist Barry Harris. Jazz fans should be aware of Xanadu, one of the very few record companies to be documenting bop in the 1970s; this particular four-volume series has plenty of strong moments.