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A jazz keyboardist (among other instruments), Skinny Hightower creates welcoming, modern-sounding jazz instrumentals such as “Blue Moon,” a sunny, skipalong, feel-good tune that, seasoned with alto sax, vibraphone and electric keyboard, emits a glow of vitality that’s easy on the ears. “Sample That” delivers more of the same, while adding some echoey grand piano parts that deliver unexpected changes. Electric organ dominates “Bittersweet,” along with rhythmic wah wah guitar and a string section, for a full, funky platform. Ultimately, while we’re not knocked out by the artist’s compositions, these recordings are nevetheless ready for usage, maybe film/TV placements?