Nat Birchall Quartet: The Storyteller

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Birchall is so closely associated with the legacy of John Coltrane, it’s momentarily hard to discuss him in the context of any other horn player. And yet, the idea of him doing a tribute album to Yusef Lateef makes immediate and complete sense. Lateef was not just a master instrumentalist. He straddled different styles and musical cultures, played ballads with a sternly romantic tinge, mastered time signatures not usually encountered in straight jazz but still made th
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