By Georg W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

Tenor vocalist JD Walter mixes piano arias with Jean-Michel Pilc, Julius Rodriguez, Orrin Evans, Taylor Eigsti, Marc Cary and Jim Ridl alon with support by some cameo guests on this intimate, personal and heartfelt release. He’s earnest, clear and classy with Eigsti on his own “Dressed In A Song” and glows with Cary on “Brother John.” With drummer Obed Calvaire, bassist Ben Wolfe and Becca Stevens on charngo and backing vocals, he gives a flowing and misty treatise to “The Last Muse.” Of the covers, he and Evans deliver a darkly hued “What The World Need Now” and a freely formed dramatic take of “You Go To My Head” with the album closing with a crystalline “ All Through The Night”. Songs that go bump in the night. Read the full review here.

 

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