David Ian – Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Acacia, Andre Miguel Mayo, David Ian, Jon Estes, Josh Hunt, Kevin Max, Russ Taff, Talitha Waters-Wulfing, Valentine's Day

(Prescott Records)

On his latest effort, David Ian compiles a beautifully played collection of ballads as part of a celebration of romantic jazz. Valentine’s Day features an array of instrumental and performances by a solid rhythm section and a number of guest vocalists. In addition to producing the effort, Ian handles the piano and guitar duties in presenting these fantastic renditions of jazz standards. Joining him in a mostly trio setting are Jon Estes on double bass and Josh Hunt on drums and percussion. Singers on the project are Russ Taff, Andre Miguel Mayo, Kevin Max, Acacia and Talitha Waters-Wulfing. Ian also nicely incorporates strings on several tunes, in what is a wonderfully produced and packaged recording  .

Click to listen to a clip of “Someday My Prince Will Come”:

Tracks: Autumn Leaves, My Funny Valentine, Stella by Starlight, Solitude, Someday My Prince Will Come, Emily, Young and Foolish, Summertime, Night and Day, There Will Never Be Another You, Sweet By and By.

Website: IanTunes.com