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Kevin Toney: Sweet Spot

During a party-themed track on keyboardist Kevin Toney’s album Sweet Spot (Shanachie), a “partygoer” proclaims, “He’s tickling the ivories.” Indeed he is. Toney is an extraordinarily proficient player with a jazzy, R&B-inflected sound that’s equal parts elegant and funky, and he possesses a talent for composing catchy melodies. All of this is amply exhibited on Sweet Spot.

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