Bill Charlap

Accomplished pianist and bandleader Bill Charlap has put together a lovely compilation of jazz music. His collaborators include Kenny Washington (drums), and Peter Washington (bass). The album starts with "Jubilee" which is a whirlwind of quick paced rhythms. Impressive. The legendary crooner Tony Bennett is the guest vocalist o­n "I Get Along Without You Very Well." Frank Weiss drops by o­n "Rockin' Chair," a smooth sounding piece. The upbeat "I Walk With Music" is a fun track where the band just sounds great together. The gentle sounds of "The Nearness of You" are soothing. Frank Weiss entertains o­nce again o­n the track "Blue Orchids." Shirley Horn is a guest o­n "Stardust" another piece that sounds well put together. Nice effort!! 

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