This record has some sophisticated, beautiful arrangements of standards, groovin' original and obscure songs you're likely to have never heard, yet not soon forget, and a few Great American Songbook classics that will give a little for that nostalgic longing. It's a well balanced, fully accessible record that has a little for every level of listener.

Tommy really steps it up vocally. The command of his dynamic vocal range, coupled with a very complex and unique tone, assures him a spot amongst the higher echelon of male jazz vocalists. There are no gimmicks or showing out ... it's just really good.

The band includes Grammy winning jazz master trumpeter, Bobby Shew (Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and Buddy Rich fame) and Count Basie Orchestra's lead tenor saxman, Doug Lawrence (Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, and Aretha Franklin fame) .


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Tommy Gearhart - vocals, Paul Fowler - piano/fender rhodes, Dan Spanogle - bass, David Edwards - drums

"A strong blast of fresh air has been blown into these jazz chestnuts and evergreens with beautifully unique and interesting arrangements.  Tommy sounds fantastic!"        D. Milne - jazz critic

"Frank Sinatra meets Brad Mehldau in a jazz haus.  Are you kidding?!  I've been looking for a modern crooner who does his own thing.  Great ideas ... great phrasing ... great CD."      Sven Ober - Germany

"His voice is so very cool and smooth! I love this CD!"   B. Theilman Cincinnatti, OH - CDbaby

"This CD was a refreshing exploration for the jazz expert interested in something new and energetic, and the person just finding the world of jazz, alike.  The CD reminds the listener that he's not wandering around in a nostalgic time warp, but rather brings us all back to a pure, clean, comforting genre of music.  From a hard rat-a-tat edge to a warm, mellow feel, Mr. Gearhart entertains while paying homage to greats that came before him with this wonderful compilation of songs.The ease with which he blithely skips through genres and blurs them without strain recalls the chameleon sensibility of artists of a different era.If his style is an offshoot of the Sinatra mode of jazz singing his voice is strong and confident, his phrasing innately rhythmic.  Playful, charming and a good storyteller, Gearhart makes the listener feel as though he is experiencing a live jazz/blues masterful performance with this CD release."                  T. Stevens Denver, CO - CDbaby