Chris Cortez: Hold It Right There (2003)
Mr. Cortez’s band perfectly supports him, preparing the smoky momentum of the rhythm section best supporting Cortez’s swing repertoire and slightly feral voice . Hold It Right There is a perfect foil to John Pizzarelli, not replacing him, but offering an engaging alternative without as scrubbed an image...and that is a good thing. Perfect after-hours music. Recommended.
For more information, see Blue Bamboo Music .
Track Listing: Hold It Right There; Lullaby Of Birdland; Ain
Personnel: Chris Cortez
Record Label: Blue Bamboo Music