Down Beat - 4/97, p.594 Stars (out of 5)
- "...Nonstop creativity....Hines had an abiding interest in the unexpected--he often used quick direction changes to offer new inroads into a familiar tune....Hines could turn ornamentation into oratory, spinning rococo detail into engrossing narrative..."
JazzTimes - 9/97, p.131
"...here, the master is literally at home....Hines makes magic....indeed, it's a small miracle."
Solo performer: Earl Hines (vocals, piano).
Includes liner notes by Stanley Dance.
Liner Note Author: Stanley Dance.
This interesting solo CD features the great pianist Earl Hines performing four of his lesser-known compositions ("Love at Night Is out of Sight," "Minor Nothing," "Moon Mare" and "The Cannery Walk") in addition to two standards and a vocal version of "It Happens to Be Me." For most pianists, this set would be one of the highpoints of their career but Hines recorded so many superb albums during the 1964-77 period that this fine date is only average for him. ~ Scott Yanow