- Released: June 26, 2001
- Label: Highnote
- 1.Girl Talk
- 2.Don't Touch Me
- 3.Ol' Man River
- 4.I Wanna Be Loved
- 5.I Only Have Eyes for You
- 6.Everybody's Somebody's Fool
- 7.Once in a Lifetime
- 8.A Cottage for Sale
- 9.That's What I Thought You Said
- 10.It Might as Well Be Spring
Personnel includes: Ernie Andrews (vocals); Teddy Edwards, Houston Person (tenor saxophone); Aaron Graves (piano); Dom Minasi (guitar); John Webber (bass); Alvin Atkinson (drums).
Recorded at M&I Recording Studios, New York, New York on September 26, 2000.
Includes liner notes by Devra Hall.
Personnel: Ernie Andrews (vocals); Dom Minasi (guitar); Houston Person, Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone); Aaron Graves (piano); Alvin Atkinson (drums).
Liner Note Author: Devra Hall.
Recording information: M&I Recording Studios, New York, NY (09/26/2000).
Photographer: Ronnie James .
There were so few male jazz singers active at the beginning of the 21st century that it was a good time to appreciate the singing of veteran Ernie Andrews. For this set, he is joined by a four-piece rhythm section that includes pianist Aaron Graves and guitarist Dom Minasi, plus either Teddy Edwards or Houston Person on tenor. Andrews is quite expressive and bluesy throughout the set, and in particularly fine form on Edwards' "Don't Touch Me," "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," "That's What I Thought You Said" (which is humorous, if repetitive), and "A Cottage for Sale," even if the words for "Girl Talk" are long overdue to be retired. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow