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Mike Melvoin: The Capitol Sessions

Pianist Mike Melvoin and bassist Charlie Haden decided to go into the studio and lay down 25 tracks with no elaborate charts, no pretentiousness, no fancy engineering-just honest, acoustic, straightahead jazz. They brought vocalist Bill Henderson with them for some variety. Not exactly a publicist’s dream, but those are the facts behind The Capitol Sessions. Just over half the tracks were released and the results are satisfying, but not spectacular.

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