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Bloomington

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Bloomington

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Branford Marsalis
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B+

A career-positioning statement in matter-of-fact musical terms, Bloomington declares squarely that, The Tonight Show be damned, Branford Marsalis is no sellout. Music stores will find that this CD won’t sell out either: It’s insular music for the hard-bop elite, scarcely the inclusionary jazz-pop that Marsalis has been developing for his late-night day job. B+