Barry Elmes: Happy Hour
Label: CORNERSTONE REC
Perry White (tenor sax) Vanessa Rodrigues (Hammond B-3 organ) Reg Schwager (guitar) Barry Elmes (drums)
1. Comes Love (L. Brown, S. Stept, C. Tobias) 8:09 2. When You’re Smiling (L. Shay, M. Fisher, J. Goodwin) 5:25 3. There’s A Small Hotel (R. Rodgers, L. Hart) 7:11 4. Happy Hour (B. Elmes) 6:21 5. Yesterdays (J. Kern, O. Harbach) 5:51 6. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (S. Romberg, O. Hammerstein) 5:11 7. I’m Old Fashioned (J. Kern, J. Mercer) 6:52 8. All Or Nothing At All (J. Lawrence, A. Altman) 8:15 9. Time After Time (J. Styne, S. Cahn) 8:39
Barry Elmes ... is one of the backbones of the Canadian jazz scene… In this new release Happy Hour he teams up with some other well-known Canadians to deliver a set of familiar tunes of the American song-book done with rollicking enthusiasm.... This is a well-thought out session from a cohesive and sure-footed band.