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John Stein Trio: Interplay

After the all-originals session must come the standards session (this must be carved into a cave wall somewhere), and guitarist John Stein chooses not to fight his fate. After recording his own stuff on 2002’s Conversation Pieces, he attempts nothing more than a casual run through of his favorite standards on Interplay (Azika). What sets this session slightly apart from the gigantic pile of standards sessions is Stein’s lovely touch-he wrings more expression out of a melodic line then most other guitarists-his harmonically sophisticated style (in the Jim Hall lineage), and the latitude he gives his capable trio mates.

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