- Released: May 13, 2003
- Label: Highnote
- 1.If You Never Fall In Love With Me
- 2.Danger Zone
- 3.Sweet Lorraine
- 4.You Are Too Beautiful
- 5.Jump For Joy
- 6.Close Your Eyes
- 7.If I Were You, Baby, I'd Fall In Love With Me
- 8.Almost In Your Arms
Personnel: Ernie Andrews (vocals); Houston Person (tenor saxophone); Aaron Graves (piano); John Webber (bass); Alvin Atkinson (drums).
Recorded at The Studio, New York, New York on September 3, 2002. Includes liner notes by Lee Hildebrand.
Personnel: Ernie Andrews (vocals); Houston Person (tenor saxophone); Aaron Graves (piano); Alvin Atkinson (drums).
Liner Note Author: Lee Hildebrand.
Recording information: The Studio, New York, NY (09/03/2002).
Photographer: Warren Berman.
Journeyman vocalist Ernie Andrews soars on the momentum achieved on his previous disc, Girl Talk, with his third High Note release, Jump for Joy. Featuring his usual partners in crime, tenor saxophonist Houston Person, pianist Aaron Graves, bassist John Webber, and drummer Alvin Atkinson, Andrews showcases his superb sense of timing and regal "seen-it-all" style. Recalling both Carmen McRae and Ray Charles, the Philly native digs into an earthy and joyful "Sweet Lorraine," imbues "You Are Too Beautiful" with a bittersweet maturity, and fills "Solitude" with the bluesy melancholy of a life truly lived. Jump for Joy indeed! ~ Matt Collar