Singer John Labelle, who performs regularly in Montreal, takes chances and is jazz-oriented in his vocals. His main inspirations include Mel Tormé and Frank Sinatra. Joined by guitarist Greg Clayton, bassist Alec Washington, and drummer Dave Laing, Labelle comes up with consistently fresh interpretations of such songs as "Too Close for Comfort," "The One I Love," "When in Rome," "All the Way," and "Skylark." The quartet, performing without any set arrangements, is quite spontaneous, but, due to its experience of having played together often through the years, its members communicate with each other very quickly. Labelle often operates as one of the musicians rather than standing apart as the star and his warm voice makes this a set worth the search.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow