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  • Tears for Dolphy [Arista/Freedom, 1976] B+

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Tears for Dolphy [Arista/Freedom, 1976]
Considering how cheap they are to produce, jazz combo records like this one are shamefully rare, and even when they're tightly conceived and not excessively earthbound (not just Grover Washington but Joe Henderson) or ethereal (not just Mahavishnu but Kenny Wheeler) it's rare yet that they're as melodic, economical, and fraught with small pleasures as this one. B+