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Lee Jones: Songs From The 13th Hour

Read "Songs From The 13th Hour" reviewed by Douglas Payne

This enjoyable and engaging album--guitarist Lee Jones's second as a leader--aims to throw some much-needed wrinkles in to the smoothness of so much contemporary jazz. That's not really newsworthy, of course, but hardly anyone thus far has succeeded in doing it so successfully. While so many of today's new breed of jazz guitarists are either trying to forge their uniqueness into some been-there-done-that formula or regurgitate the sound or style of a guitar hero of the past, Jones ...

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Lee Jones: Swish

Read "Swish" reviewed by Douglas Payne

British guitarist Lee Jones emerges from a new generation of jazzers steeped in a digital age that makes record labels, recording contracts and even CDs evermore useless. Rather than woodshedding, as many talented jazz soloists have done before him, getting lost in academia or taking once lucrative studio jobs that probably don't exist anymore, this young guitarist roars out onto the playing field determined to make it on his own. On this, his self-assured debut, Jones shows he's got the ...


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