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Chris Standring: Soul Express

Chris Standring, one of the most lyrical guitarists in smooth jazz, is an expert at fusing groovy, retro-guitar licks with big dollops of sexy R&B and cool chill music. On Soul Express he also proves he’s a player with some amazing guitar solos.

Standring called in the Babyface of smooth jazz, Paul Brown, to add a rhythmic kick to his first single, the alluring “I Can’t Help Myself.” It’s a loping, sweet piece of frothy ear candy. Standring’s fans will probably recognize another sweet tune, a remixed track on the CD that’s already been a hit. He recorded “Through the Looking Glass” a few years ago as a single, and it hasn’t been available on any of his CDs until now.

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