Marc Atkinson

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It's easy to see where the comparisons to Django Reinhardt arise. The leader of this Canadian West Coast trio is a smooth picker with impeccable taste. He's ably complemented by rhythm guitarist Chris Frye. With deft bassist Joey Smith, they swing alluringly. Atkinson occasionally beats time on his sound box, adding an unexpected yet complementary dimension to the warm, immediate sound they create with their strings. His compositional skill continues to flourish. This is a more assured outing than their debut two years before.

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