So-so? Why so-so?
John Connors | Succasunna, NJ | 07/18/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's reviews like these that make me wonder if I have the stuff, so to speak, to be a critic. A huge Sondheim fan, and an unabashed admirer of the Trotter Trio's ...In Jazz series (especially Passion . . . in Jazz and Star Wars . . .in Jazz)I can still not clarify exactly what it is about this disc that I don't like. Now, don't get me wrong, it's certainly worthwhile for the Sondheim enthusiast. As always, the Trio's musicianship is solid and the song selection is well-thought out. The music itself, it would seem, would also make for an excellent jazz CD. So why does this one leave me a little cold? I'm not sure, but something in the arrangements, whether it's too much faithfulness to the originals (a trait that Passion . . . in Jazz most definitely did not have) or something else that my untrained-in-Jazz ears cannot discern, something is indeed missing from this disc. For Sondheim or Company fanatics - a must have, of course. For the curious - I'd pass"