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Steve Masakowski: For Joe

Read "For Joe" reviewed by David Adler

Guitarist Steve Masakowski pays tribute to the late Joe Pass with this beautiful trio record. In addition to Pass’s own “For Django" and “I’ll Know," Masakowski presents “Waltz" by Rick Margitza, “Peace" by Horace Silver, the standards “Falling In Love with Love," “Poinciana," and “In Your Own Sweet Way," and five originals. Of Masakowski’s tunes, “I’ll Pass" and “Tino’s Blues" are particularly tasty.Bassist Bill Huntington and drummer Johnny Vidacovich provide picture-perfect accompaniment for the clean, concise guitarist, who ...

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Steve Masakowski Trio: Live at Snug Harbor

Read "Live at Snug Harbor" reviewed by Jack Bowers

A no-frills session by New Orleans-based guitarist Steve Masakowski's trio that swings hard when necessary and embodies elements of surpassing warmth and loveliness as well. Perhaps “session" should be plural, as the disc actually covers two dates recorded at Snug Harbor in the fall of 1997 (Masakowski says he started recording “to document some of my trio playing," and only later was persuaded to release the tapes on CD). As I'm no guitar aficianodo, I can't identify Masakowski's main influences; ...


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