Marcus Roberts: I Remember You (1991)
I Remember You
Marcus Roberts (piano)
As Serenity Approaches (Novus 01241 63130-2)
Marcus Roberts (piano).
Recorded: New Orleans or New York, 1991
Rating: 95/100 (learn more)
There is something about a beautiful melody played with economy, empathy and respect that snaps me to attention more than any other sound in jazz. This Mercer/Schertzinger song saw its premiere in the Dorothy Lamour/Bob Eberly movie The Fleetís In (1942). Robertsís treatment borders on a playful reverence that neither showboats nor enshrines this classic. His use of space and harp-like embellishments make this sound improvised without overly altering the basic structure of the piece. It could bring a wistful tear to the eyes of some saps I know.
Reviewer: Frank Murphy