This is the cover of the superb new cd featuring my good friend, master pianist Bill Charlap, along with his long-time colleagues bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington. The melodies have been fastidiously chosen, are elegantly performed and convey instrumentally what New York City represents to so many: The Best of Everything.
It is available in general release tomorrow, April 1st, and I am certain you will share my all-consuming enthusiasm for this newest recording from Bill and his best buddies. I was thrilled by his request to write the liner notes, so I am proud to have participated in this remarkable project. I am also happy to know you will read my modest contributions. The songs are:
I'll Remember April (Gene DePaul/Don Raye)
Make Me Rainbows (John Williams/Alan and Marilyn Bergman)
Not A Care In The World (Vernon Duke/John LaTouche/Harold Adamson)
There Is No Music (Harry Warren/Ira Gershwin)
A Sleepin' Bee (Harold Arlen/Truman Capote)
Little Rascal On A Rock (Thad Jones)
Too Late Now (Alan Jay Lerner/Burton Lane)
Tiny's Tempo (Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh)
It is a thrilling recording in every respect. Bill will be appearing in Boston on April 15th at The Regatta Bar, Charles Hotel Cambridge. I will see you there.