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3rd Force: Gentle Force

Smooth-jazz collective 3rd Force, consisting of producers William Aura, Craig Dobbin and Alain Eskinasi, enlist some friends for its sixth CD, Gentle Force. Higher Octave guitarists Craig Chaquico, Grant Geissman and Brian Hughes, along with nonlabel pals saxophonists Jimmy Sommers, Paul Taylor, Brian Savage and Boney James, trumpeter Rick Braun and guitarist Peter White aid with the trio’s airy, easy-flowing soundscapes. Vocalist Rebecca Carlish further enhances the grooves with sultry chants, choruses and scat textures.

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