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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Mosick Trio: Amalgamation

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A guitar, bass, and drum jazz trio takes courage. While larger ensembles include a piano, organ, or even horn section to provide harmonic support, the leader of a guitar trio must make choices between harmonic and melodic lines. Of course these choices make some of the most wonderful moments in jazz.

Dave Mosick, a fresh guitarist out of Washington D.C., makes great choices in the trio setting on his album Amalgamation. More often than not, Mosick picks his spots wisely, ...