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Joe Beck: Trio7

Joe Beck is a master of rich chordal voicings, intricate contrapuntal playing and melodic improvisation, as he so ably demonstrates here on solo guitar intros to “But Beautiful” and “Cry Me a River.” He receives sensitive support on those gorgeous ballads from bassist Santi Debriano and drummer Thierry Arpino, who also make for an empathetic rhythm tandem on “My Romance” and “(I Don’t Stand) a Ghost of a Chance With You,” as well as on Beck’s elegant waltz-time ballad “Dancing to San Xavier.”

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