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by Mike Neely
Whatever you may think of guitarist Howard Roberts, Good Pickin's will likely change your mind. Prior to this release, most knowledgeable listeners would probably associate Roberts with his studio work in popular music and easy listening jazz. Good Pickin's will change that perspective forever. On this reissued 1959 session, Roberts plays straight-ahead jazz at a level that suggests that had he made different choices, he could have been known as one of the great jazz guitarists of his day.
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