JazzTimes - 11/96, p.85
"...he is clearly the most original, most personally revealing, and most touching jazz clarinetist alive..."
Personnel includes: Kenny Davern (clarinet); John Bunch (piano); Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar); Bob Haggart (bass); Tony De Nicola (drums).
Recorded in June 1995.
Personnel: John Bunch (piano).
Liner Note Author: Brian Peerless.
Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY (06/15/1995).
For this quintet set with pianist John Bunch, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, bassist Bob Haggart and drummer Tony DeNicola, clarinetist Kenny Davern performs eight veteran jazz standards, seven of which he had never documented before. Davern is in typically swinging form, alternating a few romps with slower material. Highlights include "That Rhythm Man," "Three Little Words" and Eubie Blake's "You're Lucky to Me." A typically excellent outing by the great clarinetist. ~ Scott Yanow