The title track, an original blues composed by Ascione, sets the pace for the session with Tate's crisp walking pulse and Cocuzzi's in-the-pocket comping. The remaining selections represent the lyrical side of songwriting greats like Cole Porter ("So in Love," "True Love" and "Get Out of Town"), George Gershwin ("Love Walked In," "Sumertime"), Ray Noble ("The Touch of Your Lips") and Lennon/McCartney ("Norweigian Wood"). A disc highlight is "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah's Got Rhythm," Ascione's clever melding of the classic Disney melody over the form of Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm." Here the quartet is able to stretch out with exceptional swing-meets-bebop, up-tempo blowing.
Vache's clarinet is simmering throughout with characteristic warmth. His rich tone is infectious, especially on "Love Walked In" and "Get Out of Town." Cocuzzi, a double threat on piano and vibes lends his vocal crooning skills to Ervin Drake's "It Was a Very Good Year."
Movin' Up is so full of feel-good grooves and soulful solos, one might experience difficulty removing it from the CD player.