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(Continued from September/October 2020 issue of Jersey Jazz Magazine)

The Uptown Jazz Tentet is a terrific example of the small big band, a bridge between the sound of a small group and a full big band. What’s Next (Irabbagast Records) is a 10-tune collection that mixes original material with some jazz standards. The band is co-led by trumpeter Brandon Lee and trombonists Willie Applewhite and James Burton III.