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Steve Shapiro/Pat Bergeson: Backward Compatible

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The wonderfully eccentric duo of vibist Steve Shapiro and guitarist Pat Bergeson once again teams with sensational vocalist Annie Sellick and stellar sidemen (bassist Marc Johnson, saxophonist Scott Kreitzer, accordianist Will Barrow, drummer Clint DeGanon) for another winning effort. Sellick channels her inner Peggy Lee on a seductive “My Heart Belongs To Daddy,” sings with gusto on Joni Mitchell’s “Free Man in Paris,” swings effortlessly on Jimmy Van Heusen’s “It Could Happen To You” and melts hearts on the mournful lullaby “Hushabye Mountain.” Chet Atkins protege Bergeson wails on his instrumentals “I’ll Take The Soup” and “Swingleberry.”

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