William R. Nicholas | Mahwah, NJ USA | 07/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Look at the cover of this. If it was 1966 and you brought this lovely women back to your house--sorry, pad-- for martini's and what might come after, this is probably be the album a groovy young man like you would put on the disc pla.......I mean, stere.......um, wait....Hi-Fi. Dig?
Basically, this is easy jazz highlighting the vibraphone. It features such covers as Bobby Hebb's "Sonny," and "You've Got Your Troubles" by the Fortunes, all done in this style.
We hear this music in old movies all the time, but it really did exsist as music, not just Hollywood's idea of what a swarthy young swinger would play. This is not Coltrane, so don't by this expecting any revelation.
But this is very enjoyable listening. Actually, I should say, this is a great bag to get into. I mean, man, don't be a bummer about this and get yourself off into a square trip. The CD.........this platter is a gas.
Just don't play it too loud. The man might call the fuzz."