As a fan of Nigel Kennedy right from the early classical days through to the early jazz and more recent classical and jazz rock era's I alway find myself pleasantly surprised and mildly gobsmacked (in a nice way) by Kennedy's versatility and musicality both as a soloist and when playing jazz in a group.
It is particularly refreshing to hear how Kennedy relates to and integrates with the remainder of the Quintet. This goes a long way to helping to make Shhhh! the superb album that it is.
The stand out track is undoubtedly River Man, featuring Boy George, delivering sublime vocals, although hotly pursued by all the remaining tracks. The saxophone and clarinet riffs from Tomasz Grzegorski and the keyboards of Piotr Wylezol, with Kennedy providing additional keyboards also feature throughout.
All in all an excellent album.