From Monk to Miles to Mulligan, everybody jammed at this artist’s loft in a decade-long heyday. These two CDs capture one chummy circle of regulars — saxophonists Zoot Sims and Pepper Adams, trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and pianist Mose Allison among them — over a number of years. The sound quality is so-so, the rough edges can make you go uh-oh, but the energy is go-man-go.
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Larry Gabriel is the Metro Times editor. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.