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Andy Summers: Earth + Sky

Still best known for his time as the guitarist for the Police, Andy Summers also has fusion in his blood. He’s just a little more upfront about it on his all-originals program, Earth and Sky (Goldenwire). Summers attracted attention-at least from jazz critics-with two recordings: 1999’s Green Chimneys: The Music of Thelonious Monk and his 2000 tribute to Charles Mingus, Peggy’s Blue Skylight. But at least on evidence of Earth and Sky, the strong personalities of those two iconic composers have left no mark on Summers.

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