by Jack Bowers, All About Jazz
The brightest star is Farber himself who manages to walk a fine line between today and yesterday without once losing his balance or striking a false note. He keeps the tempos light and the moods bright and checks all the boxes from blues to ballad, Latin to swing with ease and assurance while interweaving enough color and variety to please almost any ear. While Early Blue Evening doesn’t attempt to re-create the big band era, it does serve to remind us how glorious those precious years were.
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