After vocalist Steve Tyrell released his 1999 CD of standards called A New Standard on Atlantic, no one knew at that time that Tyrell would be the new standard for standard singers. After staying on the charts for more than 90 weeks, people were wondering how he could follow that. He has done it with his new release on Columbia Standard Time. Once again, Tyrell has recorded 16 standards which he makes his own and shows how he distances himself from some of the other standard singers like Harry Connick, Junior. Tyrell shows a more soul influence in his interpretation and brings out new life in what he does. From Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" to Gershwin's "Our Love is Here to Stay," he makes each song on the CD his own. He gets great instrumental back up as well from pianist Joe Sample, harmonica player Toots Thielmans and trumpeter Clark Terry, who even shows his vocal ability on "What a Little Moonlight Can Do." If anybody wondered what Tyrell could do to a follow-up to a release that became a vocal standard for any CD collection, he has come through with flying colors and Standard Time has become another standard for anyone who enjoys classic song from classic performers.