Veteran smooth jazz guitarist Ken Navarro hinted at things to come on his last CD with “Lakes,” a cover of the complex Pat Metheny composition. For the most part, though, The Meeting Place was quintessential Navarro, pleasant ditties on the nylon string. Navarro’s new CD, then, comes as a mild shock. It’s still Navarro, warm and inviting. But The Grace of Summer Light is a statement, a positive statement, from a musician setting the bar high for future releases.
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