Various Artists

Jazz With Gentle Rhythms

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The ten songs on this sampler allegedly all have "gentle rhythms," although some of the music swings quite hard. The performances are drawn from the High Note/Savant catalog and really have very little in common other than being fairly concise examples of straight-ahead soulful jazz. Although the personnel listing is given, the recording dates are not included and there are no real liner notes. Since there is nothing definitive about the sampler and it is an almost random gathering of tracks, this set is pointless and a bit of a frivolity, despite including some worthwhile music; everything is available in more complete form elsewhere.

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