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Album Review

Mark Towns: Passion

Read "Passion" reviewed by John Kelman


Following up his 2000 début, Flamenco Jazz Latino , guitarist Mark Towns returns with another dose of Latin/Cuban-inflected jazz on Passion , again featuring flautist Hubert Laws. While not exactly a groundbreaking affair, there are enough pleasant melodies and good playing to make this album worth a spin for fans of the genre. The question is: does it merit repeated play?

Passion also reunites Towns with pianist Rainel Pino and bassist Anibal Ambert, both players who are comfortable with the ...

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Album Review

Mark Towns: Passion

Read "Passion" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz


Guitarist Mark Towns releases his second recording, after his Flamenco Jazz Latino, joined once again by special guest Hubert Laws. Although the former Mongo SantamarÃ-a flutist is the most acknowledged player in the recording, the rest of the ensemble has some nice surprises in stow for the listener. Simply stated, this is quite a pleasant disk with the heated percussive inevitability of an expertly overdubbed full Latin percussion section...with trap drums in a couple of the cuts...piano, bass and Towns ...


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