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Mary Lawrencea and Metamorphosis: All the Way Back

The daughter of saxophonist Arnie Lawrence, Marya has impressively absorbed her life-long lessons, evident in her perfect pitch, horn-like phrasing, bluesy verve and astute scatting on 12 diverse standards and originals. Marya shows all sides of her sweet, lusty, swinging style, caressing lyrics and zestily sprinting around the octaves backed by her father, Andrew Bemkey (piano), Rene Hart (bass), Chad Taylor (drums), and others in settings from duo to sextet. All excel on this polished, promising debut outing!

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