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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - 'Mid Century Modern'
Artist - The Coachella Valley Trio

For those not in the know, a trio consisting of Doug MacDonald on guitar, Larry Holloway on bass and Tim Pleasant behind the drum kit, The Coachella Valley Trio have just released their brilliant new album, Mid Century Modern (via Dmac Music).

Taking inspiration from the beauty of their Palm Springs home, its glorious weather and retro architecture, Mid Century Modern is a collection of four originals and seven standards that are brought forth complete with some rather magnificent, and exquisitely sublime instrumentation.

1. 'My Shining Hour'
2. 'Lance Or Lot'
3. 'Cat City Samba'
4. 'Tram Jam'
5. 'What's New'
6. 'Give Me The Simple Life'
7. 'Stranger In Paradise'
8. 'I Hadn't Anyone Till You'
9. 'Woody 'N You'
10. 'Bossa Nueva'
11. 'The Way You Look Tonight'

The spirited guitar work and light percussion of 'My Shining Hour' kicks things off rather nicely and that's followed by the more laid back approach to 'Lance Or Lot.'

Next up is the fervent 'Cat City Samba' which is backed by the free flowing, and lushly orchestrated 'Tram Jam,' the playfulness of 'What's New,' and the finger-snappin' vibe of 'Give Me the Simple Life.'

We then get some cultured jazz precision on 'Stranger in Paradise,' which is backed by the upright bass-led 'I Hadn't Anyone Till You,' the swift pacing of 'Woody 'N You,' with the album then rounding out with an intrepid rendition of 'Bossa Nueva' (featuring Big Black), and then a fantastic, stand alone jazz rendition of 'The Way You Look Tonight.'

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