on 21 October 2013
After Hours is a brilliant album. Sarah really stretches out vocally, and is given discreet but inventive support by Mundell Lowe. I prefer it to the album she recorded with Clifford Brown, good as that was. It comes bundled with the follow up album which attempted to capitalise on the success of After Hours. Barney Kessel takes the guitar chair, and very much to my suprise, doesn't turn in half the performance that Lowe manages. Must have been having a bad day as Barney usually swings like few others can.
But it's still a good listen, and this combination comes in cheaper than buying either separately. Sound quality good.