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Bob James: Urban Flamingo

During the past few years, veteran keyboardist Bob James has surely displayed a variety of musical styles and his prowess on the 88s. He’s offered the mellow-smooth of his band Fourplay, the groove-smooth of his solo albums and the traditional jazz-smooth of the Bob James Trio. His new, oddly named solo project falls somewhere in between the latter two styles.

Unlike the picture-perfect smooth jazz of Joy Ride and Morning, Noon & Night, Urban Flamingo gets a little nasty with its solos and jam-band eccentricities.

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