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Grover Washington, Jr.: Next Exit

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Any Grover excursion is worth listening to and Next Exit is one of Grover's finer outings. From the Dave Brubeck “Take Five" opener featuring the golden background vocals of Fourever, he takes us on a mid tempo groove which has been covered by others but somehow this interpretation leaves you in no doubt that it's GWJ. ...

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Ray Obeido: Sticks and Stones

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Now, here is a much underrated artist -- Ray Obeido, who has a handful of truly excellent albums out on Windmill Jazz. Sticks and Stones is a mixture of that wonderful Lee Ritenour sound from his Rio Funk album from the 1980s.

Ray Obeido teams up with the Carribean Project man Andy Narell to offer us ...