Although this is not a recent issue, pianist Bob McHugh sent along a review copy and it’s a nice bag of tunes. The Manhattan jazzman knows his stuff and has played all the city’s jazz haunts for decades. McHugh has a great command of the mainstream styles and reminded me of men like Don Shirley, Ernie Freeman and Errol Garner. There is a hint of that comfortable 50s and 60s jazz approach in his performance. I especially enjoyed Down Home with a bit of a gospel touch. Laura and Love For Sale are standouts too. Laura features some very nice bass-work by Earl Sauls. All in all, Soaring On Wings Of Ivory And Black is a piano trio performance in the classic style.
Artist / Group Name:Bob McHugh
CD Title:Soaring On Wings Of Ivory And Black
Genre:Straight-Ahead / Classic
Record Label:Outstanding Records
Tracks:Down Home; Love For Sale; Do What I Can; Laura; Intimate; Thoughts Of Cortina; Big Bill; Porgy & Bess Medley; KoKo Clips; Night And Day; Turnpike Soiree; It’s Delovely.