Roger Cairns' "Let's…" showcases the Scottish vocalist's ability to move seamlessly between many musical styles, settings and genres. His passion, versatility, and flexibility are on full display as he interprets jazz standards and more modern selections. The production is clean and straightforward, with the vocals upfront and Cairns being supported on most tracks by a jazz quartet consisting of piano, bass, drums, and sax, though the sax is replaced by a fitting jazzy guitar on the spirited "Gravy Waltz." From the New Orleans feel of "Moonlight Becomes You" to the Brazilian textures of "They Say It's Wonderful" and "How Am I To Know," Cairns' personality can't help but to shine through. His heartfelt rendition of the jazz standard "My One And Only Love" is a definite highlight, exhibiting his mastery of the jazz ballad. Additional notable tracks include the bouncy, lively "Stormy Monday" and the contemporary sound of "To The Ends Of The Earth." "Let's…" is recommended for fans of jazz vocals and, with the many different styles presented here including blues, jazz, ballads, and swing, music fans in general.
-Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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