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The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Gershwin, David Leonhardt, piano.
Portland Jazz Reviews
Apr 20, 2002

In case you are not familiar with him, David Leonhardt is a very swinging and articulate pianist who honors the Gershwin Song book this time out. If you were to prepare a Gershwin's Greatest Hits list you'd have to include But Not For Me, I've Got A Crush On You, They Can't Take That Away from me, Lady Be good and S'Wonderful. These are the instrumental selections featuring Leonhardt's trio of Paul Rostock on bass and Tom Melito on drums with guest tenorman Ralph Lalama showing why he's so well thought of on a few tunes. Singer Nancy Reed is featured on Summertime, The Man I love How Long Has This Been Going on, A Foggy Day, Embraceable You and Our Love Is Here To Stay. There is no doubt she has a lovely voice and handles this assignment with style and feeling. That said, I must admit I find Leonhardt to be an engaging pianist on his own.

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