Brian Trainor passed away unexpectedly on 07/08/06, two months prior to the release of this recording. He expressed an 'catchy' exuberance over the creation of this project and highly anticipated its release.
All the vocalists share that quality of being immediate identifiable. It's through their sound that their story emerges. It's a quality shared by the featured horn players as well. Richie Cole, Brian's old mate from Trenton, is in classic form with his cutting edge alto, and (the late) Steve Marcus has been one of the bad boys of bebop for decades. It's a pleasure to hear them both again on this CD. And it's a testament to Brian's good taste as well as to his reputation that he was able to round up such remarkable singers and players for this collection.
TRACK LISTING: 1. She Goes Home(5:00) 2. Why Try to Change Me Now(7:57) 3. When She Loved Me(3:36) 4. I Got It Bad(5:50) 5. Guilty(8:22) 6. Song for Island Girl(6:29) 7. Feelin' Good(4:32) 8. The Folks Who Live on the Hill(7:29) 9. I've Got the World on a String(2:50) 10. Every Time We Say Goodbye(6:40) 11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord(4:12) 12. One More Hour(1:50)