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Jazzhole: Poet’s Walk

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You never know what you’ll dig up when you reach your hand into the Jazzhole, but for the past few years the ‘holes had a surfeit of soul, as on the band’s newest album, Poet’s Walk. Founding members Warren Rosenstein, Marlon Saunders and John Pondel have written 10 tracks built on even, steady rhythms. Glints of guitar and fat keyboard chords create laidback harmonies as Saunders sings soulful, yearning lyrics in his tender falsetto while dancing around barlines with jazzy imagination.

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