Lambert, Steve / May
Album:May Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lambert, Steve Added:Jan 2010
Label:Planet Arts 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-02-14 Pull Date:2010-04-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 18Mar 28Mar 21Mar 14Mar 7Feb 21

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 02, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Mar 25, 2010:America Del Sur
May, Double Tough
2.Apr 16, 2010:Vocal Concoctions
5.Mar 19, 2010:The Rent Party
Steve's Tune
3.Mar 26, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Double Tough
6.Mar 13, 2010:The Knife

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-02-14 
Planet Arts, 2009

MODERN BOP – Here’s a tasty set, straight up and jaunty, crisply rendered but avoiding the antiseptic perfection that mars so many discs. Lambert’s tunes have a welcoming air and his sextet has a good time with them. His horn work is direct, but with a sour wavering quality that sounds joyous on the fast numbers and vulnerable on slower tunes.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 8

1. 4:45 – snappy swing with a catchy theme; short, direct solos from all
2. 6:36 – relaxed sway: breezy sax & flugelhorn, dancing piano, bass murmurs
3. 7:01 – upbeat and snazzy hardbop with a happy latin touch; a fun romp
4. 5:44 – standard ballad, has an insouciant “after the ball” air
5. 5:45 – catchy midtempo glide, warm old-school vibe; hummable melody
6. 5:21 – happy standard played in a classic hardbop style
7. 7:43 – mixes a romantic dance and a jaunty stroll into a light, dizzy breeze
8. 5:21 – easygoing ballad, tender and thoughtful but not sappy
9. 7:39 – “Mack the Knife” played with a sly wink; solos abandon the melody

[ Fo ] 02/14/10

Track Listing
1.Double Tough 5.Entomology
2.May 6.It's You Or No One
3.Steve's Tune 7.Bellicose Belle
4.Like Someone In Love 8.Yearning Lost
 9.Mack The Knife