Never really rated him as a crooner but he made that trumpet talk, laugh, cry and sing.
This album reaches new depths in moody and expressive playing.
New generation 'bad boys' take note - here's a guy who had his teeth kicked out during a mugging, (devastating for a trumpet player), came back after several years only to leave us again, this time via a hotel window whilst under the influence. Now that's bad.
If you like trumpet playing buy this - but be warned it's not Baroque. If you like smooth jazz and Chet's an old friend just come out to play again, then you'll be right at home.
Comfortable 5 stars.