Joe Magnarelli plays with such a sophisticated maturity that he really ranks among the best trumpeters today. His playing evokes shades of Miles, while retaining his own definitive place in the all-so-demanding world of jazz. In fact, I thank God for music like this in the jazz genre, given where the past great days of R&B have gone today. Any CD I have purchased of Mr. Magnarelli has been a pleasure to listen to, whether alone or with company over the house. Thanks, Mr. Magnarelli for keeping that old flame new! Dr. Paul Racioppi, Jr., Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday, August 11, 2015.
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