Pianist Tadataka Unno and bassist J.J. 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.
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 /
Tadataka Unno: piano; Hassan JJ Shakur: bass; Jacob Melchior:
drums; Frank Senior: vocals (3).
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