What a great line up of songs grace this latest release from Diane Schuur and the legendary Maynard Ferguson...songs from Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Billy Strayhorn, Harold Arlen and Victor Young...the list goes on...great standards from a never to be forgotten big band era.
The arrangements are top notch...just listen to "JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS", moves you..."DEEP PURPLE", over sleepy garden walls, great lyrics..."I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY", touching rendition by Schuur..."JUST FRIENDS", remember Ella and Satchmo's recording, and Schuur with Ferguson give this a wonderful fresh approach.
Hats off to ~ Phil Ramone (producers), Glen Barros & John Burk (executive producers) and Concord, who always puts quality first into each release...great CD, need this one for your ever growing collection of GREAT JAZZ!
You might try other Concord releases, all worthy of a good listen ~ "Friends For Schuur" (CCD-4898-2)..."These Cats Can Swing"-Maynard Ferguson (CCD-4669-2)..."One More Trip to Birdland"-Maynard Ferguson (CCD-4729-2)..."Brass Attitude"-Maynard Ferguson (CCD-4848-2)...please check out my reviews on amazon.com/music.
Total Time: 56:52 on 12 Tracks ~ Concord Records CCD-4982-2 ~ (2001)