Bill Mays gets a rare opportunity to record a full CD unaccompanied on his entry in the renowned Maybeck Recital Hall series. He mixes together swing standards with a few more selections. Mays' brilliant rendition of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (which starts and ends with a very impressionistic fantasy, making one wonder if its swinging middle section was indeed a dream) is most memorable. Also fun are his renditions of "Stompin' at the Savoy," "I'm Confessin'," and a boogie-woogie-filled "Jitterbug Waltz."
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow