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One Track Mind: Wallace Roney, “Combustible” from Understanding (2013)

The appropriately named “Combustible,” part of an upcoming Wallace Roney project called Understanding, bursts out like a spit-shined hard-bop muscle car — and the trumpeter never takes his foot off the gas.

Various artists – Joy Road: The Complete Works of Pepper Adams (2012)

It’s perhaps faint praise to call Pepper Adams one of the best of jazz music’s baritone saxophonists, so thinly populated is the confederacy of players on this most unwieldy of instruments.

The Curtis Brothers – Completion of Proof (2011)

The virile, confrontational jazz of the 1960s is reborn on the Curtis Brothers’ Completeion of Proof. Siblings Luques and Zaccai Curtis perform in the brash, muscular style of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, even as they confront thorny moral issues