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The Pedrito Martinez Group debut recording makes JAZZ2K: CD Pick for January

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WSPN: Saratoga Springs NY - Jazz2K Radio Show returns to the airwaves tonight (Tuesday, January 7), and among the five pieces of goodness you're going to hear as they wind our way through the first weeks of 2014 is John Scofield: Uberjam Deux (Decca/emArcy). here's JHunter's review

The Pedrito Martinez Group (Motema) For those of us who've been clutching the Martinez Group's galvanizing homemade disc Live at Guantanamera to our breasts, I implore my fellow PMG fanatics: Check this out! Trust me, it will grow on you! The Group's eponymous big-label debut may not have Guantanamera's rampant spark, but it amply showcases PMG's outstanding range. The harmonies are sharp as a tack, and the studio reveals the immeasurable depth of Ariacne Trujillo's piano skills. The band leaves a real mark on Robert Johnson's "Traveling Riverside Blues" and the Jackson 5 classic "I'll Be There," and cameos by Wynton Marsalis and John Scofield open the band's sound even wider.