John Pizzarelli on vocals and guitar, along with The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, ring in a splendid tribute to Frank Sinatra with this fine collection of big band/swing stylings. It is the perfect tribute to Sinatra, and Pizzarelli shines in every performance. His vocals and guitar stylings are a perfect match for the material at hand.
There are eleven songs in the CD collection. Each song will bring different memories to the listening audience as they recall the Sinatra versions. The songs include an innovative "Ring-A-Ding-Ding," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "How About You?," "If I Had You," "Witchcraft," a very smooth take on the Cole Porter classic "I've Got You Under My Skin," ""Nice 'n' Easy," a medley of "I See Your Face Before Me" and "In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "Can't We Be Friends," "Yes, Sir,That's My Baby," and "Last Dance."
Fans of both Pizzarelli and Sinatra will find this a pleasure to listen to,and each song is handled with charm and verve by John Pizzarelli. This ranks among the best that John Pizzarelli has done, and he is in topnotch form with this collection.
If you like John Pizzarelli, Frank Sinatra, and the jazz sounds of big band and swing, you will fall in love with this excellent collection of music. This is a CD to savor and enjoy in the company of friends, or alone in the wee small hours of the morning. Highly recommended.