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Mellow madness on Todd Mosby's 'Open Waters' / Jazz Weekly

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Toddy Mosby plays acoustic guitar, electric and acoustic imrat guitar, synth bass and fender Rhodes as he teams up with a mix and match collection of artists on bass, violin, piano, keyboards, percussion and voice on this delicate album of sounds from the days of Windham Hill. Metheny moods sparkle on "Water Dancer" with the imrat guitars teaming with Premik Tubbs' bansuri fluet, and tones akin to Mark Knopfler are featured by the leader on "Sea of Joni." Noah Wilding's pastoral voice breaths life to "Windward and Charlie Bisharats' violin gives an upbeat folk feel to "Coming About." Sitar-like strings have Mosby teamed with Manring's bass on "Drifting" with even a dash of James Taylor mellowness is brought up with Tubbs' soprano sax on "Western Sky." Mellow madness.

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