Jack Jones: New Jack Swing

Vintage vocalist Jack Jones obviously has been observing Tony Bennett and listening to Frank Sinatra. Therefore this Jack-attack has nothing to do with his often-maligned Love Boat persona. Jones knows how to take a good, strong chart and deliver it unplugged with straight-ahead swingability.

Jones leaves no genre unsung as he takes on Sting’s “Every Breath You Take,” The Beatles’ “She’s Leaving Home,” Keb’ Mo’s “Dangerous Mood” and Bryan Adams’ “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?.” He delivers them with impeccable aplomb, and also includes some evergreens: “All or Nothing at All,” “Stranger in Paradise” and “Mack the Knife” (which Jones doesn’t over-sell). Love Boat theme is included as the last track, so TV rerun-phobiacs can deprogram it from the playing mix.