Clayton Bros.: Where Is Love?


Where Is Love?


Clayton Bros.


Brother To Brother (ArtistShare AS0085)

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Jeff Clayton (alto sax), John Clayton (bass), Gerald Clayton (piano),

Terell Stafford (trumpet, flugelhorn), Obed Calvaire (drums)


Composed by Lionel Bart


Recorded: New York, January 14-15, 2008


Rating: 87/100 (learn more)

Part of me, the part that detests musicals, says that there's just no way I should be enjoying this tune. However, the more rational side of me knows that a great melody is just that. By itself, this wouldn't necessarily get me all the way there. I mean, we wouldn't be here if Kenny G covered this tune. (Leonard Nimoy did a version, which isn't really relevant but sure is funny.) No, the key is Jeff Clayton's gorgeous run through this classic Lionel Bart melody. Even better is an arrangement that bookends Jeff's saxophone with John Clayton's bowed bass and Gerald Clayton's piano. My inner show-tune snob has been won over.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski


  • 1 darkkandlovley // Jun 15, 2009 at 11:50 AM