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Terry Myers: Soul Mates

Myers is a driving, bluesy tenor man who lives in Orlando, Florida. His debut, an impressive R&B-tinged affair of mostly originals, cooks from start to finish. If this had been recorded and released in the ’50s or ’60s, it would have been called “soul jazz.”

Myers’ compatriots include Dr. Lonnie Smith on organ, Nathan Page on guitar, and Duffy Jackson on drums and scat vocal. This is a rhythm section that can convey the feeling of Basie (e.g., “Eugotacy”), funk (the “Watermelon Man”-flavored “Gotcha”), soulful balladry (“Delusions of Grandeur”), and the slow, gospel blues (“Opal’s Smile”), among other grooves.

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