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John Tropea: Tropea 10: The Time is Right

The Time is Right finds veteran guitarist and session-player John Tropea looking back at several notable collaborations he’s had over the years with Paul Simon, Laura Nyro, Spyro Gyra, Steve Cropper and Deodato. Small wonder it sounds radio-ready from start to finish. Toss in a few other tunes that illustrate Tropea’s flair for devising smooth-jazz updates of standards-from “Body and Soul” to “Giant Steps”-along with numerous reminders of the lasting influence of Wes Montgomery and George Benson, and you have a disc that’s about as accessible as smooth-jazz gets.

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