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The notes slide off his saxophone like lace off a beautiful woman's thigh. Alto saxophonist Phil Lasley's phrasing on ballads should be bottled and sold as an elixir to those who refuse to believe that jazz in the right hands can heal. Lasley swings on quick tempo numbers and delivers the blues with such feeling and history that it will depress a motivational speaker. He plays music that heals.