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Mark Elf: Over the Airwaves

Fleet-fingered guitarist Elf has come up with another winner with this CD, a tribute to jazz radio and the many DJs who’ve played his previous five discs and propelled them into the top 10 on the Gavin Jazz chart. By now his fans know exactly what to expect of this very talented player-and he doesn’t disappoint them: some very original originals mixed in with a few fascinatingly remodeled standards all played with swing and finesse. Accompanied by bassist Jay Leonhart (who was also on his last CD, New York Cats) and drummer Ralph Peterson, Elf approaches each tune with fresh ears and dazzles the listener with his unique introductions and arrangements.

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