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Dave Burns and Hot Mustard: Nothing Loved Is Ever Lost

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Burns and his Hot Mustard jazzers from D.C. have put together a remarkably mellow and entertaining CD that is, as they say, an “homage to the creators of the much-loved, imperishable standards.” From “The Way You Look Tonight” to other classics such as “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Little White Lies,” the group captivates with fine musicianship from cats who obviously have a real respect for these timeless compositions.

Burns is a sure and capable vocalist throughout the program, while also injecting plenty of fine trombone licks, notably on “Caravan.” He’s not Sinatra, to be sure, but who cares? The moods and the music are brought home with conviction.

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