CD:Steven Bernstein

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Steven Bernstein, We Are MTO (Mowo!) Trumpeter Bernstein’s vision for his Millennial Territory Orchestra runs forward and back, with stops in the 1920s, the future and points between. Inspiration comes from, among others, Fats Waller, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Lennon & McCartney, Preston Jackson (1926) and Ray Charles, with Sun Ra hovering in the background. The melding of tribute and affectionate spoofing includes an irresistible version of the Count Basie staple “Dickie’s Dream.”

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