Bluestone - Joh Yamada
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  1. First Step
  2. Bluestone
  3. Rue de la Harpe
  4. Smokin' Joh
  5. Never Let Me Go
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  1. First Step
  2. Bluestone
  3. Rue de la Harpe
  4. Smokin' Joh
  5. Never Let Me Go
  6. The Sacred Eyes
  7. I've Never Been in Love Before
  8. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
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Originally on Alfa Jazz in Japan, alto saxophonist Joh Yamada's debut is now in domestic trim. He's a true synthesis of his influences, mainly Charlie Parker and Sonny Stitt, but with noticeable traces of Cannonball Adderley and Phil Woods. He has a patient way of constructing solos, and does not rush melody lines. He's joined by a flawless rhythm section which greatly enhances this date -- pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Rodney Whitaker, and drummer Clarence Penn. Yamada is comfortable with such uptempo numbers as Sahib ...

Bluestone 1999, Milestone

UPC: 025218929523

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