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Mark Guest: (Why We're) Happy Together

Read "(Why We're) Happy Together" reviewed by Jack Huntley

Guitarist Mark Guest's (Why We're) Happy Together seems built upon a simple premise: deliver solid, hip playing with a tight ensemble feel and see where it leads. If that is near to Guest's motive, he fully lived up to the creed. The album covers a fair amount of harmonic territory, but always lays down a genuine swing.

Guest's striking original, “This Tune Needs a Title," opens the disc with Guest's joyful and harmonically interesting style. While dipping in and out ...


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