Blue Sky 5 + 2: Me, Myself and I
Me, Myself and I
Blue Sky 5 + 2
Five Minutes More (Groove Juice Records GJR 1947 02)
Chris Crerar (vocals),
Brett Lemley (trumpet), Gary Gregg (clarinet), Tom Greco (tenor sax), Craig Gildner (guitar, piano), Glen Oliff (bass), James Peachey (drums).
Composed by Gordon, Roberts & Kauffman.
Recorded: Maryland, early Fall 2007
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
Ah, a great bit heap of swingin' musical comfort food. Blue Sky 5+2 serves this one up right, with a spry rhythm section, energetic horn solos, and a few slick unison turnaround passages that amp up the forward momentum. Oh, let's not forget the vocals of Chris Crerar. Before hearing this particular version of the tune, my favorite rendition came from the clarinet/guitar duo of Billy Novick and Guy Van Duser. Though I'm comparing very unlike objects here (just to start: female vs. male), Ms. Crerar comes close to unseating Mr. Novick. Well, someday I just might make up my mind about that. In the meantime, I'll be content to listen to this tune a few hundred more times.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski