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Soul Ballet: Lavish

Soul Ballet, the alter ego of keyboardist and computer sound-wiz Rick Kelly, satisfies a niche in smooth-jazz. His seductive and mellow hip-hop sensibilities create a sonic wash of sound that plugs a gaping hole in the gap between chill music’s esoterica and smooth-jazz’s groove. It’s a genre he pretty much owns, as true chill artists generally shun smooth-jazz and smooth-jazz artists don’t seem capable of incorporating the hypnotic qualities of chill.

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