You know you're in for a great evening's romance. And do wait for night to fall. It's coming earlier these days - about 5 o'clock - so you've got hours and hours to play these 50+ minutes over and over again.
Except for the classic titles you recognize, the rest of the cd was improvised. And you can tell. It is a moody collaboration, falling silent when you least expect it, picking up again for what can only be described as pensive class. 'Sophia' is a beautiful piece of work, falling sleepily into sexual realms, like a non-violent Mike Hammer dream, swirling in darkness and long legs, but never really coming out of it. Reality makes mist here, not substance. The music is just beyond the hand, just out of reach of the dark mirror.
It is an album of cold, cool, brazen and brave STYLE. Faultless performances. But to be fair, if there were a mistake in this sort of nighttime, tuneless jazz, it's easily covered up. Fat chance, though. Great and semi-eclectic music.