Tucked away in a very excellent piano trio offering, drummer Jacob Melchior
's It's About Time
, is a single vocal performance by Frank Senior
of the Coots/Lewis standard, "For All We Know."
Pianist Tadataka Unno and bassist Hassan Shakur
provide a very gentle undercurrent beneath Senior's smoky, Jon Hendricks
-influenced vocals. Unno and Shakir, quietly introduce the piece, the arco bass giving the piece a slight antique, movie soundtrack feel.
Melchior is unobtrusive, gently guiding the rhythm. Senior sings fully, filling the space around him, provided by a judicious band obviously well-versed in providing vocal support. The entire recording is a gem, but "For All We Know" begs for a full vocal recital with this band.
Track Listing: Dancing Foo / Squatty Roo; Brigas Nunca Mais; For All We Know; The
Lady of My Life / My Baby; You Don't Know What Love Is / Love Is
What; Bird of Beauty; Summer Fair; It Might As Well Be Spring; Lover /
Personnel: Tadataka Unno: piano; Hassan JJ Shakur: bass; Jacob Melchior:
drums; Frank Senior: vocals (3).
Title: It's About Time
| Year Released: 2010
| Record Label: Self Produced