New Music Critique: Joe Marcinek Band 

Joe Marcinek Band 
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Seeking: Label, Film/TV
Style: Jazz-Rock

Marcinek and his bandmates are expert improvisors, and on these jazzy instro themes each gets to show off his stuff.  “Dog” is a 6-minute head-bobbing jam in which precision guitarist Marcinek leads the way on a relaxed, well-structured tune. Island rhythms abound amid complex Latin beats on “Reciprocity,” and though the guitarist again leads the way on this one, he steps aside as the organist steps up and goes on a terrific tear. All in all, it’s a nice, pleasant vibe through and through. Finally, there’s the downtempo piece, “Vitalizing,” in which a strummed guitar and a trap snare-drum thwacks away as the organist again takes the wheel and shines brightly. Expert players, their skills are well presented here.