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“Body and Soul” album and a little about J.R. Monterose

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This hard to find 1970 album is from tenor saxophonist J.R. Monterose, a great talent and with an intriguing career. I’m talking about a premiere jazz musician that was right in the thick of it in the mid-50’s. Playing live and recording with the best of them (Kenny Dorham and Charles Mingus) and then simply vanishing from the scene altogether, very interesting. I featured his excellent debut album as a leader, here on Jazz Con Class Radio and now its his 4th album, “Body and Soul.” It’s not easy finding liner notes about his albums, the descriptions are very short or nothing is written at all. This is the best description out there and all you will learn is where it was recorded and the members of the group.The album is ranked 5 stars by all reviewers, that’s for sure, enjoy!

This Youtube (audio only) is from an duo album he recorded in 1981 with the great Tommy Flanagan:

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