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Rick Matle and Sheila Landis: Fine & Mellow

How simple! How eloquent! How nice! Indeed, the warm combination of Sheila Landis’ supple voice and Rick Matle’s caressing guitar is a natural. Based in Detroit, the duo casts an inviting spell in which standards transcend to the status of haiku, where an evergreen like “Ain’t Misbehavin'” is transformed into a glossy yet telling encapsulation of life’s great verities. “Summertime,” “Corcovado” and “Willow Weep for Me” are similarity transmuted.

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