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Friday, November 11, 2011

Top Of The Flame - The James Cohen Trio

Top Of The Flame
The James Cohen Trio
Orbit Records - Curtis, Detroit

From the back cover: In the fall of 1969 Jim, Frank and Mac took their places in the Oriental atmosphere of the Top of the Flame, atop the modern Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Building in downtown Detroit, sharing top billing with one of the city's best views of the riverfront and neighboring Canada.

At first glance, the boys might seem out of place among the pagoda motif, kimona-clad waitresses, the Chinese and Siamese antiques. But their subtle jazz stylings add just the right touch to match the tasty East-meets-West menu.

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