I recently featured the Gary Williams CD 'IN THE LOUNGE' and I think it is really outstanding. I especially like him because he sings "standard" without thinking he has to twist the melody or find a rock style rhythm. He is following in the Sinatra, Bennett, Cole style without imitating any of them. I played 3 tracks and it was hard to pick which to use. All the songs are as good as one another. The backing is great throughout, and what lovely piano playing - in I'm Glad There Is You it is well-nigh perfect.
I think the best thing of all is that not only are Vocalion putting out present day singers but the standard of sound is so high. Congratulations to all at Vocalion.
Syd Atkinson for MFR Radio