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Henry Johnson Quartet: An Evening At Sea

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Not knowing what other musical presentations were being offered on the QE II’s Nov. 1999 transatlantic voyage, it nevertheless may be assumed that catching a set by guitarist Johnson’s quartet would have constituted, at best, a relaxing interlude between other, more exciting, moments being played out elsewhere on board. Indeed, apart from the rousing opener, “There Is No Greater Love,” and “Gone With the Wind,” so glib are some of the tracks on An Evening at Sea’s reconstructed set that one might be forgiven for regarding them as little more than a mildly pleasing intermission.

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