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Doug Munro/Mariano Mangas: Jazz Flamenco Guitars

While it lacks creativity, the title spells it out: Jazz Flamenco Guitars (Purchase PCC D0401; 60:28) pairs two guitarists of divergent styles-Doug Munro, the electric jazzman, and Mariano Mangas, the nylon-string flamenco player-in a Latin-jazz setting. The guys hit all the really tired Latin-jazz nodes, including the theme from Black Orpheus, Kenny Dorham’s “Blue Bossa” and Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez,” which comes inexplicably conjoined with “Feelings.” Another cornball medley, “16 Tons” wedded to the Pink Panther theme, reinforces a just-for-kicks vibe.

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