's "So in Love" are fine examples of what a veteran instrumentalist can do with time-tested standards. He is equally at home with familiar jazz works, working a bit of dissonance into the theme of Oscar Pettiford
's late '70s ballad, "Rapture," an infectious medium-tempo performance buoyed by a soft ostinato bass line. Mayer's writing skills are also showcased: the dreamy title ballad suggests a walk home late on a perfect Manhattan spring evening, while the softly swaggering "Blues Junction" showcases the much-in-demand Reid in the solo spotlight.
Track Listing: The Touch of Your Lips; Blues Junction; Day By Day; Nightscape; Rapture: Room 608;
Dancing in the Dark; Bohemia After Dark; Theme For Ernie: Once I Loved; So in Love.
Personnel: Jon Mayer: piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Roy McCurdy: drums.