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Jay Rowe: Red Hot and Smooth

Read "Red Hot and Smooth" reviewed by Paul Lewis

This is smooth jazz; but those who fear Kenny G need not worry; these tunes are all originals and expressed with original style. However, purists beware. This album jumps but in spots gets lazy, like taking a hit off a bong. Jay Rowe's style is very intense, full of rich chords and finger-work dancing up and down the keyboard. The compositions can, at times, sound repetitive but are resolved satisfactorily. But this album is all about Mr. ...


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