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Mindi Abair: It Just Happens That Way

Saxophonist Mindi Abair had established a reputation as an in-demand sidewoman, performing with the likes of Jonathan Butler, John Tesh and Teena Marie, before she came to widespread attention as a featured member of the Backstreet Boys’ touring band. Now Abair is making a name for herself as a leader with her captivating GRP debut, It Just Happens That Way.

Although clearly influenced by saxophonists David Sanborn and Dave Koz, Abair has a distinctive sound built on uncluttered arrangements and memorable melodies. Her performances are assured and her melodies directly stated-this is an artist who understands how to make a point without grandstanding.

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