Victor Trachsel: I'm Glad There Is You
The singer was taking no chances with his first album as he collected 14 well known entries from the Great American Songbook. His laid back, moderate baritone fits well with these selections. Even on a song like "Stormy Weather", a favorite of those with the strong, tough vocal chords, Trachsel's quiet approach is credible and reveals aspects of this tune that are often overlooked. "As Time Goes By "recalls Dooley Wilson's enduring rendition from Casablanca. Another first rate track. It is appropriate that pianist Larry Ham gets the solo on this cut.
This album is self-produced. One hopes that some enterprising record company will take heed and sign up this singer so that he doesn't disappear into the world of might have beens. Recommended.
Track Listing: Time after Time; Our Love Is Here to Stay; Let's Fall in Love; I'm Glad There Is You; East of the Sun; Fly Me to the Moon (in other Words); Let's Call the Whole Thing Off; It's Alright with Me; As Time Goes By; Witchcraft; They Can't Take That away from Me; Don't Get around Much Anymore; Stormy Weather; Steppin' out with My Baby
Personnel: Victor Trachsel - Vocals; Larry Ham - Piano; David Glasser - Alto Saxophone; Tom Melito - Drums; Pat O'Leary - Bass
Record Label: Victor Trachsel