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Declaration

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01
M
9:30
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02
Fat Cat
9:14
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03
Declaration
7:43
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04
Uppercut
6:59
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05
Rock Me
7:20
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06
Jeanina
8:20
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07
2nd Hour
6:41
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08
Late Night Gospel
7:57
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 63:44

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Britt Robson has written about jazz for Jazz Times, downbeat, the Washington Post and many other publications over the past 30 years. He currently writes regula...more »

08.10.09
Donny McCaslin, Declaration
Label: SSC / Sunnyside

With a five-piece brass band augmenting a core quintet on six of the eight songs here, Declaration is meant to showcase McCaslin's knack for composing and arranging for large ensemble. But it's McCaslin the saxophone soloist who keeps stealing the spotlight.

A third of the way through "M" (inspired by the Brazilian guitarist Egberto Gismonti), McCaslin has already begun methodically shredding the gossamer texture and measured tempo that came before, with tenor phrases both darting and… read more »

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