As someone who has loved Leonard since the late 1960s, I always buy anything new by him. I was lucky enough to see him live in Edinburgh in the 1970s and 1980s. Films of his much more recent concerts show him to be still a charismatic performer. However, I did feel that 'Old Ideas' lacked something. Energy? There's wit and beautiful, if low-key, arrangements, but I wasn't immediately 'grabbed'. It is, though, a more satisfying record than the uneven 'Dear Heather'. Cohen fans should buy 'Old Ideas'. It will probably grow - like ivy - slowly.