CD Duration: 64.46 / Year: 2015
September 2015 release playing various real instruments, plus keyboards including a Yamaha Motif ES module.
All Tracks In Sequence and suitable for Ballroom Dancing [IS/ST].[Swing] Cheek To Cheek
[Swing] It’s Only A Paper Moon
[Blues] A Kiss To Build A Dream On / Swinging Down the Lane
[Blues] Till I Waltz Again With You
[Cha Cha] Tea For Two / Nicolassa / Patricia
[Cha Cha] Never On A Sunday
[Rhumba] I’m Glad there Is You / Till there Was You
[Quickstep] There’s No Business Like Show Business
[Quickstep] It Only Happens When I Dance With You / Let’s Face the Music and Dance
[Foxtrot] East Of the Sun / C’est Si Bon
[Foxtrot] I Could Write A Book
[Tango] April In Portugal
[Tango] Sierra Grande
[Waltz] Desert Song
[Waltz] My Heart Will Go On (theme From the Titanic)
[Saunter] Red Roses For A Blue Lady / Room Full Of Roses / Ramblin’ Rose
[Saunter] A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
[Jive] It’s Alright (Theme from “New Tricks”) / I Could Be So Good For You (Theme from “Minder”).
Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Review by Ian King
This is CD number ten (in six years) from Mr. Gilbert and he is again playing various keyboards including a Yamaha Motif ES module and various ‘real’ instruments, although this is still very much a keyboard CD even with Tony holding a trombone on the cover (should be a French horn with the title). Of the three sequence CDs in these reviews, this is the least ‘sequence’ like and has more of a general feel.
I’ve reviewed many of Tony’s CDs in the past and have always been impressed by his arrangements and playing. As with his previous nine CDs, the leads and backings are impressive. A lot of thought has gone into the arrangements, including a really clever medley of “Tea For Two”, “Nicolassa” and “Patricia”. The opening and closing Swing and Jive tracks are the best ones (in my opinion) and do get the toes tapping.
Highlights include, “Cheek To Cheek”, “It’s Only A Paper Moon”, “Never On A Sunday”, “I Could Write A Book”, “My Heart Will Go On”, “A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening” and “Cry”.
I’m afraid I’m at a loss as to why the title is in French and why he’s holding a trombone on the cover, but the CD is indeed, very good.
Review by Ian King from Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Magazine.