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Chieli Minucci: Night Grooves

With its wide variety of guitar stylings set over an assortment of grooves and rhythms, Chieli Minucci’s Night Grooves (Shanachie) is a fine example of the popular smooth-jazz guitarist’s extraordinary range and technical finesse. Minucci invests the funky opener, “Kickin’ It Hard,” with plenty of attitude, lets his romantic side shine through on the haunting, Latin-flavored ballad “You’re My Reason” and layers a laidback melody over Jerry Brooks’ powerfully funky bass line on the title track.

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