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July/August 2006

Young & Rollins
Mosaic
Bolero

Washington, D.C.-based guitarists Lawson Rollins and Dan Young lend a good hand—or four—to the sometimes vapid genre of nuevo flamenco. Mosaic finds them intertwining deftly, weaving their nylon-stringed in tautly harmonized lines over pleasant, rolling material based on a small sack of chords. The pair are abetted by the easy-does-it and willfully generic rhythm section work of percussionist Alfredo Mojica, electric bassist Leonardo Lucini and acoustic bassist Michael Bowie. No harm done here, but not much music made or surprises rendered, either—pretty much part for the course in the post-Ottmar Liebert trade.

Originally published in July/August 2006
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