Pianist/vocalist Bobby Short pays homage to his home base on Songs of New York. Backed skillfully by guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, drummer Jackie Williams, bassist Frank Tate, cornetist Warren Vache, and reedman Chuck Wilson, this is truly a group project. Recorded live at the Cafe Carlyle, Short and friends run through a passionate and urbane mix of standards, including "Penthouse Serenade," "Autumn in New York," and "Way Out West on West End Avenue." Short's bittersweet crooning has always been one of the biggest proponents of the beauty of Gotham, and this disc makes it official.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar