Sinatra's sister album to his wonderful "In The Wee Small Hours". Whereas that album was down in the dumps and feeling blue, this album is more lively and full of love songs. The mood has shifted upwards, and the music is easier to listen to as a result!
Working together with Nelson Riddle again, Frank and his cohorts have made magic with the arrangements on these songs. Nearly every song is superbly produced and played, providing great musical ... read more
This band got it's start as an amalgamation of two different bands coming together, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment. With several of the band members contributing songwriting and lead vocals, you can't help but feel that this band in a way is a major collaborative supergroup. Well, apart from their first EP, this would be the only Mayday album to feature Jason Lancaster, as he would cite writing credits as the reason for leaving. ... read more
So, in my original assessment of this record I believe I was pretty unfairly ignorant to it, in many regards. I didn't understand jazz at all really, I knew I liked what I heard but I couldn't articulate why, I also had no gauge for what was good vs. what was not, or rather what I liked about jazz vs. the aspects of some jazz music I wasn't all that into. So it was pretty refreshing coming back to this album after a few years to finally have a clear head ... read more