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Roland Alphonso: Kingston 12, Los Angeles CA

Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 25 February 1985

THE START of saxophonist Roland Alphonso's second set at the Kingston 12 Friday brought to mind those uncomfortable evenings with aging blues legends where the audience is applauding primarily to honor past achievements. The saxophonist was an integral part of Jamaican musical history as a member of the seminal mid-'60s band the Skatalites.

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