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A welcome reissue of a superb recording
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The only small group release on Concord by this superbly talented Ellington alumnus, Shortcake actually features TWO groups - a terrific quintet including Frank Capp, Dave Frishberg, Mundell Lowe and Monty Budwig, and a larger group including Bill Watrous, Nick Ceroli, Marshall Royal, and other great L.A. musicians of the 1980's. Everything is crisp yet relaxed, the solo work is inspired, and the arrangements for the larger group are creative without being constraining or fussy. This is fun, sophisticated, and swinging; in other words, outstanding jazz."
One of Berry's best
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 03/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is Bill Berry's second Concord album, and I like it slightly better than his first (Hello Rev). Berry is joined by Marshall Royal and Lew Tabackin (reeds), Bill Watrous (trombone), Mundell Lowe (guitar)among others, and everyone does a great job. "Betty," a Berry original is well done, and "Stella by Starlight" gets a real workout. Most enjoyable!"