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Tim Bowman: This Is What I Hear

The tracks on guitarist Tim Bowman’s This Is What I Hear… (Liquid 8) straddle two worlds: smooth-jazz and gospel. For the most part, this is a strong smooth-jazz album filled with melodic compositions that spotlight Bowman’s dexterity and versatility. “Summer Groove” is a breezy, uptempo number, and “Acoustic Rain” is a graceful ballad wherein Bowman’s guitar is accompanied by wordless vocals. Bowman swings along briskly on the funky “Candy’s Groove,” a tune written by his daughter, and turns sly and bluesy on “225.”

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