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Chris Flory: For You

“Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them.” So wrote John Updike, and something of the same could be said of jazz. Fortunately, there are always a few who will circle back to retrieve what is best. That’s true for mainstreamer Chris Flory, back now with an all-too-rare set under his own name (only his fifth in a career going back to the ’70s, though the guitarist amassed a respectable set of credentials with Benny Goodman, Ruby Braff, Rosemary Clooney, Judy Carmichael and longtime pal Scott Hamilton, among others).

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