TP Recordings, 2003, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Jimmy is now 67 and has developed tendonitis in his fingers. While he is still very dexterous on the piano, the process of making a recording now takes months (7 for this one) vs. days. It is time well spent as each of the selections is polished and worthy of repeated listening. There are three originals intermingled with newly arranged standards and several including guest sax man, Phil Woods. While the session is dedicated to singer Tony Bennett, we found it to be more plentiful, a beautiful set of tunes that swing and bounce delightfully.