Reference: FSRCD 997
Bar code: 8427328609975
"I was pleased and flattered when my good friend Bobby Shew asked me to write something on this album. Bobby’s performance is outstanding, along with great performances by his sidemen. Bobby sets the whole mood for this session with his expressions and emotions of beauty and happiness, along with fine flute and tenor by Gordon Brisker, who complements the front line. Bobby Shew has been my friend for the past twenty years. We’ve played together a great deal and enjoyed all the musical experiences we’ve shared. It goes without saying that Bobby possesses great talent and will be a big influence to up-and-coming musicians, but it is his sensitivity that makes him a great artist."
—Conte Candoli (1981)
"Over many years of recording albums with my various groups, this Play Song LP was at the top of my list of absolute favorites. I am so humbled, pleased, and flattered that Jordi Pujol and Fresh Sound Records has chosen to release it on CD. I could not be happier!! Thank you, Jordi!"
—Bobby Shew (2020)
"Trumpeter Bobby Shew and some of his favorite Los Angeles-based players of the early 1980s (tenor saxophonist Gordon Brisker, keyboardist Bill Mays, bassist Bob Magnusson, drummer Dick Berk and percussionist David Levine) perform five group originals, plus Clifford Brown's "La Rue," on this spirited modern mainstream LP and long out of print. Fortunately it's available again on CD. "Surprise Samba" is a highlight."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
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