Entertainment Weekly - 8/13/93, p.74
"...an album outstanding in every [way]....classic pop doesn't get much better..." Rating: A-
/The Alden-Barrett Quintet.
Personnel: Bobby Short (vocals, piano); Howard Alden (guitar); Dan Barrett (trombone); Chuck Wilson (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute); Frank Tate (bass); Jackie Williams (drums).
Recorded at Clinton Recording Studios, Studio A, New York on January 21-23, 1993. Includes liner notes by Will Friedwald.
The cabaret singer/pianist Bobby Short is teamed with the Howard Alden-Dan Barrett Quintet for this pleasing set. The band actually sounds overly gentle, failing to really push Short and not showing much individuality. However this is one of Short's more jazz-oriented sessions and, even if he doesn't swing much, his vocals are good-natured and the standards he interprets are superior. Recommended for Bobby Short's many fans. ~ Scott Yanow