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The Sound of Summer Running

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The Sound of Summer Running

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Marc Johnson
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B-

Rarely is an album title (in this case borrowed from a Ray Bradbury story, The Sound of Summer Running) so apt. With guitarists Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny, and drummer Joey Baron, bassist-composer Johnson has created sounds so gentle, wholesome, even magical, they evoke a country summer childhood. This pastoral sweetness, rare in jazz, is beguiling. But the absence of an edge also allows for a certain monotony to creep in. Maybe that’s part of summer childhood too. B-

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