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Blue Moods

swing & soulSwing & Soul - PR8252

Diego Rivera - tenor & soprano sax
Art Hirahara - piano
Jon Davis - piano 4, 6, 9
Boris Kozlov - bass
Vinnie Sperrazza - drums

"Swing & Soul" is more than a simple collection of Duke Pearson's compositions. For me, it's both a heartfelt tribute and reimagining of his enduring musical legacy in the hands of the exceptional talents of Art Hirahara, Jon Davis, Diego Rivera, Boris Kozlov and Vinnie Sperrazza. With this latest album in the "Blue Moods" series, we are hoping to garner greater attention for this music from new listeners by celebrating both the timeless melodies and the compositional flexibility of these songs while also serving as a fitting testament to Pearson's perseverance to continuously inspire new generations of jazz aficionados. I would like to extend my thanks to all of the listeners in the Posi-Tone audience for joining together with us on this musical journey, and I hope this latest Blue Moods release will fill your hearts with the joy, beauty, and eternal "Swing & Soul" of jazz. Marc Free, producer