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The Sensational Guitar Sound of Marco Di Maggio, Vol. 1, by Marco Di Maggio

Throughout this disc, Marco Di Maggio shows the versatility of a guitarist with an uncanny mastery of 1950s and ’60s surf, rockabilly, and country styles. On the lovely and gentle “Polka Dots & Moonbeams,” you’ll hear shadings of Wes Montgomery’s octave guitar riffing, along with the shifting jazz-pop chords of Chet Atkins. And Di Maggio’s fabulously dexterous fretwork on “Tiger Rag” takes the early jazz standard into pyrotechnic dimensions:

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