And, as always Holly Steals my Heart!
In my book Holly and her fabulous band, complete with the awesome arrangements by Aaron Davis, can do no wrong.
So I won't blame them for the couple of fairly minor issues in the recording, packaging;
Aaron's heavy breathing train noise on Train Song doesn't cut through (as it does on the Youtube clip) this lessens the effect, the piano sounds a little distorted, or less clear in places. Not sure why the CD doesn't include all the tracks- I would stop people in the street to play their version of Tea for Two!! David Pilch returns to the group on bass, and this track highlights his immense talent, Davide Direnzo playing just Hi Hat- awesome, and of course Holly! Her understanding of time, as well as diction, phrasing, humour used in this one track (well worth the entire purchase) would, or should, answer any critics (I assume there are some?)
I also have to compliment AMAZON Canada, I cut a holiday short, when I heard about this disc, to rush home an order it! Turned up, at my house in Australia by the end of the week! Very impressed, and grateful, this is as close as I get to her!
As I may be a little biased reviewing one of my all time favorites, I urge you to just listen to the samples- Charade- wow, great time and tempo shifts, fantastic solo by John Johnson on sax (resembles a former sax playing USA President?)all good, great addition to my Holly Collection, I think I have all now!