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David Hines: Nebula

Way back in the dark ages of the late ’60s and early ’70s, jazz-rock offered listeners the promise of an exciting hybrid that would combine the improvisational prowess and harmonic imagination of jazz with the energy and rhythmic might of rock. That dream has largely been unrealized in subsequent decades, but David Hines and a corps of musical renegades and genre-benders recall those days with their playing on Nebula. Whether it’s Hines delivering flashy and adventurous solos on various basses ranging from a five-string fretless to four- and six-string instruments, or special guest Allan Holdsworth adding his own agile licks on “Skippy” and “Antillia,” this is classic fare being updated.

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