Welcome to the latest issue of Denis Poole�s Secret Garden, the page that offers a personal perspective on the very best from the world of smooth jazz and classic soul. When guitarist Ken Navarro released his 2007 album, The Meeting Place, it immediately became a personal favorite. However, accepting the fact that the follow up, The Grace Of Summer Light, was received to widespread critical acclaim, the recording inexplicably slipped the Secret Garden net. Consequently it is great to announce that Ken is back with his brand new project, Dreaming of Trains that will be available in all good record stores from March 16. It will be Navarro's 19th CD release and includes such featured musicians as Jay Rowe from Special EFX and the Marion Meadows band, Tom Kennedy from the Al DiMeola band and Joel Rosenblatt of Spyro Gyra. Each of the nine original recordings are reported as being built around strong melodic themes with an accessibility that belies the complexity of what overall is a beautifully diverse group of songs.
Check back here soon for a complete review of Dreaming of Trains.
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