Grammy-winning singer, pianist and songwriter Peter Eldridge has a mellifluous voice, often sounding like an alto sax. “Difficult,” a tricky waltz with minefields in many intervals as well as unexpected changes, boasts a gorgeous cello obbligato by Stephanie Winters. “Sunday Driver” swings with Monklike surprises, where Joel Frahm contributes an excellent alto solo and Eldridge adds an all-too-brief scat statement. “Busy Being Blue” and “Surrender” are moody masterpieces. Rhythmically, “Full Grown Man (On the Playground)” is one of the most infectious tracks in the album.
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