This record has some sophisticated, beautiful arrangements of standards, groovin' original and obscure songs you're likely to have never heard, yet not soon forget, and a few Great American Songbook classics that will give a little for that nostalgic longing. It's a well balanced, fully accessible record that has a little for every level of listener.
Tommy really steps it up vocally. The command of his dynamic vocal range, coupled with a very complex and unique tone, assures him a spot amongst the higher echelon of male jazz vocalists. There are no gimmicks or showing out ... it's just really good.
The band includes Grammy winning jazz master trumpeter, Bobby Shew (Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and Buddy Rich fame) and Count Basie Orchestra's lead tenor saxman, Doug Lawrence (Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, and Aretha Franklin fame) . It also has his working rhythm section who are no slouches! They really contribute equally in telling the story of each song.
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Tommy Gearhart - vocals
Bobby Shew - trumpet & flugelhorn
Doug Lawrence - tenor sax & flute
Tony Cesarano - electric & acoustic guitars
Steve Figueroa - piano & organ
Michael Glynn - bass
Chase Ellison - drums
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