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Al Basile

REVIEW: Al Basile, 'Mid Century Modern,' Sweetspot Records >>

Al Basile is that rare 'Mid-Century Modern' (Sweetspot Records) blues singer/songwriter who plays cornet. You'd have to go back to Louis Armstrong for another such rarity. With Duke Robillard producing and playing some guitar (on two tracks), these 13 originals reek of tradition yet strive for modernity. As a result, satisfaction ensues.

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