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Jimmy Ponder: James Street

The latest effort from the cleanly swinging, ever-bluesy plectrist Jimmy Ponder opens with the leader rejoicing and luxuriating in his newly minted D’Leco custom guitar with the solo piece “JP.” From that point Mr. Ponder goes pickin’ for chestnuts as he delivers a program loaded with standard songs, including an extended and loving treatment of “My One and Only Love.”

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