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Jeff Ciampa: Signs of Life

Read "Signs of Life" reviewed by Dave Hughes


On his new CD, guitarist Jeff Ciampo exhibits not onlySigns of Life, but also signs of creativity, fluid and expressive playing, and excellent compositional skills. While at first listen, the music has much the same sonic ambiance of many other contemporary guitar combo releases (guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, plus occasional sax), it soon becomes apparent that this program is free of all of the formulaic cliches that hinder much of today's contemporary fare, such as drum machines, sweet ...


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