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04 May 2019

Just Like Magic CD Review

by Chris Spector | Midwest Record

MIKE ALLEN/Just Like Magic: All that’s missing from this trio date is classic Tom Waits rasping his way through some emotional weather report. With Washington and Nash bringing up the rear for this sax man at Van Gelder’s studio, these cats know the late night groove well showing how to kick it off in fine form with a Duke Pearson tune that captures a groove that would make him grin. Tasty, classic jazzbo throughout, this is a high water mark for a label that dishes them out easily. (Cellar 10519)