|Hank Jones and Roberta Gambarini at the 2007 Duke Ellington Jazz Festival|
Elsewhere Jones gets a number of opportunities to stretch out as on the Ellington classic, Just Squeeze Me. After his solo, she scats and then trades fours with him. The delight the two have making music together comes across throughout this recording that certainly will be among the most highly recorded vocal jazz recordings issued in the United States this year. Having the pleasure of having seen the two performing this past fall, this writer has been awaiting the US release of this 2005 recording session, and it has certainly been waiting for.
This was a purchase. Here is Roberta Gambarini and Hank Jones with a rhythm section performing.