Håkan Hardenberger has earned a reputation of breaking new ground for the trumpet, commissioning works from the worlds foremost composers. On this disc, he shows a different side to himself in arrangements of his favourite songs and film themes. Hardenberger is joined by his long-standing collaborators: the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the pianist Roland Pöntinen, who also has orchestrated several of the arrangements.
Hardenberger proves that the trumpet can smooch as well as any saxophone or clarinet, and this is ideal late-night listening. **** --Mail On Sunday,26/03/12