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Vic Juris Trio: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Even without hearing a note of his While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Steeple-chase), jazz guitar fans can commend Vic Juris for his taste. In what amounts to a personal, informal tribute to his fellow players, Juris has assembled a connoisseur’s choice of material written by notable jazz guitarists, with the single exception of the George Harrison song that gives the recording its title. While My Guitar Gently Weeps moves easily from the modal fusion of John McLaughlin’s “Do You Hear the Voices You Left Behind?” to John Abercrombie’s atmospheric “Ladies Choice” to the easy swing of Wes Montgomery’s “Road Song.” Juris’ unfailing taste extends to his own playing and to his choice of sidemen on this convincingly played, very impressive recording.

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