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on 18 May 2007
Kurt Elling's new CD Nightmoves, while still awaiting UK release, has been available from the US since early April. With pianist/arranger Laurence Hopgood on board again, it's another triumph, consolidating and building upon 2003's magical Man in the Air. The choice of material is varied from Ellington to bossa nova to Sinatra to The Guess Who (a 60's rock band)- but all made uniquely Elling's own - plus vocalese with Kurt's own lyrics. The result is inspired.
The basic trio is supplemented with appearances, for example, from Christian McBride, Bob Mintzer and strings, all adding dynamics and colour without compromise. Kurt's voice is also deeper in tone somehow and for me has, if possible, improved.
It's hard to see how he could top this. Very nearly 5 stars.