For those who enjoy the sounds of big band and a solid, entertaining vocal to go with it, George W. Carroll's ON THE ROAD LIVE will provide many hours of repeated listening enjoyment. This is a nice collection of 10 songs given the full big band treatment with successful results!
Songs include "To You," "This Bass Was Made For Walkin,'" Sammy Cahn's "I'll Never Stop Loving You," Henry Mancini's "Moment to Moment," "Old Devil Moon," "Bein' Green," Joe Raposo's "Birdland," "A Time For Love," Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance," and Goodbye." There will be something in each song that appeals to different jazz listeners for different reasons!
Carroll gives a gentle, heartfelt rendition of "I'll Never Stop Loving You," which should appeal to many jazz listeners. His pleasant voice is also showcased perfectly on the Gordon Jenkins' song, "Goodbye," and is a memorable performance.
The performers on this CD are excellent, and each solo is enjoyable. ON THE ROAD LIVE is a well-performed and well-designed collection of big band music, and Carroll's voice is perfect for these songs!