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Trick Or Treat With A Beat: Halloween Jazz

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When I was a kid, Halloween meant dressing up with my friends and looking for the spots with the best candy, stopping for pranks along the way — which, if attempted now, would land me in some sort of correctional facility to contemplate that idle-mind/devil's-workshop thing. Now that I'm older, I'm stuck handing out rather than filling up when the ghosts and goblins come knocking. Today, as a season, Halloween has a different sense of rhythm, but some of the best Halloween ear candy hasn't changed.

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