Pianist/jazz educator David Leonhardt and group have recorded an all Cole Porter album with their own distinctive styling. The group includes saxophonist Larry McKenna, a seventy-one year old artist from the Philadelphia area; bassist Matthew Parrish, drummer Paul Wells and young up-and-coming vocalist Nancy Reed.
Leonhardt has over thirty recordings under his own name as well as having worked and recorded with many jazz giants, example Stan Getz. He is active as a jazz educator with programs for elementary up to and beyond college level. Interestingly, he grew up in Louisville, KY and came under the influence of Jamey Aebersold.
This is one guaranteed to receive multiple spins on my device.
Track Listing: Love For Sale, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Just One of the Those Things, Night and Day, In the Still of the Night, You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, I Concentrate on You, It’s All Right with Me, I Love You, All of You; Get Out of Town.
Purchase opportunities and information: www.davidjazz.com
Review by: Norman Vickers