Many of these works feature female backing vocals, and some rapid-fire soloing by Werner and Kikoski, as the ebb and flow of this outing speaks momentous volumes. In addition, Lellis injects a perky flair into these standards and originals, including a dreamy spin on Milton Nascimento’s minor classic titled "Bridges."
Many of these tunes might elicit notions of a Brazilian surfside festivity, amid upbeat ensemble work and breezy choruses. Lellis is a distinctive jazz crooner, whereas, his near effortless delivery can be deceiving. He masterfully phrases lyricism into emotive flavors, often providing the listener with a taste of paradise. No doubt, when I grow up, I’d like to sing just like Tom Lellis. (Feverishly recommended.... )