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MARK RIVERA

Common Bond

2014-04-22

Mark Rivera is ready to take center stage.  Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, music director, and songwriter, Rivera established himself as a solid sideman for Billy Joel, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Tony Bennett, Paul Simon, Foreigner, Paul McCartney, and more. On Common Bond he's ready to break out under his name performing straightforward commercial rock that deserves a listen no matter what happens to him on the Top 40 charts. The big-name performers have returned the favor and you'll hear Billy Joel, Ringo Starr, Nils Lofgren, Robert Randolph, and Steve Lukather sitting in to help out. Check out #4, a cover of Jimi Hendrix "Spanish Castle Magic".

--Gerald Etkind

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