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Tomas Janzon: Coast to Coast to Coast

Each of the three sessions that comprise Coast to Coast to Coast place guitarist Tomas Janzon in a distinct setting, but all are unified by a crispness and intimacy that highlights Janzon’s cool, subtle style. An urban nighttime vibe pervades four trio cuts: drummer Ben Dixon and bassist Ken Filiano are in complete agreement. Birger Thorelli’s sneaky marimba playing highlights a quartet date full of clever eccentricity. Rounding out the disc, William Henderson brings tasteful piano accents to three lightly swinging tracks. The tunes are all short and to the point, idiosyncratic but approachable and engaging.

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