Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Chet-like tone & poise...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"....ensures this album stays out of the cocktail lounge and in the bedroom! I'm a big Baker fan and this guy's a better retro-rendition than Connick Jr. is of his "Sinatra" genre. But Till is not just a Baker renaissance; his own compositions are central to this album. Would be good to see this guy compose more. Put this CD on and hold onto your partner tight....I'm sure the music will say what you don't have to say! Enjoy!"
Wonderful, understated,romantic - shades of Miles & Marsalis
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the best CDs from a new face on the scene in years. I was blown away the first time I heard one of the songs being played on NPR. If you liked the lyrical romanticism of Wynton's "Hot House Flowers", and the muted understatement of Miles' "Kind of Blue", you will enjoy this CD a lot. Put it on the CD player, dim the lights, break open a fine cabernet or san giovese, and enjoy."
Wow! One of the most unique trumpet players I've heard!
Vance Thompson webmaster@shadestree | Chicago, IL | 03/12/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was driving home from a gig in Chicago when I heard the cut "Brazil" on the radio. At first I thought it was Miles, but the longer he played, I realized that it couldn't possibly be Miles......or anyone else I'd ever heard! "How could I have missed this guy," I thought to myself. "He sounds so mature; he's got to be a legend." When the tune was over the announcer came on with the album info. WHAT???! This guy's in his twenties? Wow! One of the most unique sounding players I've heard. As a trumpet player, I can tell he's got alot of chops, but he plays very understated - not trying to show off, just singing beautiful melodies through the horn. Ahh, if it were only that easy for all of us."