- Released: July 26, 2004
- Label: Concord Records
JazzTimes - Jan.-Feb./93, p.69
"...This collection of standards, mostly ballads, is saturated with the warmth, humanity and wisdom of one of the great jazz soloists..."
- 1.Alone Together
- 2.Frankie And Johnnie
- 3.I Thought About You
- 4.I Love You
- 5.What's New
- 6.How Deep Is The Ocean
- 7.But Not For Me
- 8.There Will Never Be Another You
- 10.You Don't Know What Love Is
Personnel: J.J. Johnson (trombone), Rob Schneiderman (piano), Ted Dunbar (guitar), Rufus Reid (bass), Akira Tana (drums).
The great trombonist J.J. Johnson sticks exclusively to ballads on this ten-song set. Accompanied by pianist Rob Schneiderman, guitarist Ted Dunbar, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Akira Tana, Johnson's tone sounds at its warmest throughout the CD, which is dedicated to his late wife. Highlights include "Alone Together," "I Thought About You," "How Deep Is the Ocean" and "There Will Never Be Another You," but all of the numbers are rewarding. Due to the lack of variety in tempos and moods, this set is not quite definitive, but collectors will find much to enjoy. ~ Scott Yanow