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Gary Willis: Bent

Continuing on his recently forged solo path apart from long-time collaborator Scott Henderson, fretless bass master Willis surrounds himself with the likes of keyboardist Scott Kinsey, drummersDennis Chambers and Kirk Covington, and saxophonists Steve Tavaglione and Bob Berg. The title track more or less sums up the album’s philosophy, a marriage of funky grooves, intriguing sonic environments, and expert blowing that ranges from straight ahead to eccentric.

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