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Gathering / Gary Marks

Gary Marks - Gathering

Kindred Spirits

Originally released in 1973 Gary Marks' 'Gathering' gets a welcome reissue by Kindred Spirits. Gary has a gentle yet mesmerizing quality to his voice and together with his band, featuring amongst others guitarist John Scofield and David Samuels on vibes, he delivers a stunning collection of folk-jazz compositions. 'Sailing', a tranquil piece, the blissful 'We Free', the funky fusion instrumental title track and 'Him Sometimes', a superb modal outing are all exceptional but this album is a pleasure to listen to from beginning to end.

Andy Allen, 03/07