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JAZZ REVIEWS : In Brief

** 1/2 Bobby Militello, “Heart and Soul,” Positive Records. Horn-organ-drums trios playing lounge music have been common jazz currency for decades. Each of the participants contributed to this set: drummer Bob Leatherbarrow with “Siberia,” Hammond organist Bobby Jones with “Metro Funk,” and Militello, with “Blues for Which Bob.” Playing mostly alto sax--he’s also heard on soprano, tenor, flute and one vocal--Militello may have been hampered by the slightly ponderous organ sound, though his technique and ideas are generally commendable. Oddly, there is a “Body and Soul” here, but no “Heart and Soul.”

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