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Pete Gitlin — Amplify

May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

Here is the sophomore release from a guitarist I have just had the pleasure of hearing, Pete Gitlin. The release, Amplify, is an album of eclecticism in its fullest sense, ranging in diversity from the smoothness of contemporary jazz to R&B and even to country. You are sometimes left to wonder where his tastes actually call “home.” Most likely, a little of all of these genres claim a bit of that home.

The lead track, “Lucky in Love” will surely catch many a smooth jazzer’s ear as a rich, foot-tapping groove while the track immediately following, “Soul Connection,” featuring Dominic Amato on sax and the EWI, saunters about in a saucy R&B vibe. Jeff Kashiwa is featured on sax on the sexy and “saxiful” title track with Jodi Light on vocals. A very full-bodied tune with loads of charm. Read More

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