In the 1980s, the Cincinnati label Mopro recorded several valuable, swinging bop-oriented sessions, including this one. The talented Bobby Shew
(heard on trumpet, flugelhorn and his own Shewhorn) performs seven standards with pianist Steve Schmidt
, bassist Lynn Seaton
and drummer John Von Ohlen
. Highlights include "If I Should Lose You," "Straight No Chaser" and "I'll Close My Eyes." Shew's
warm tone and creative ideas make this an LP worth searching for by straight-ahead jazz fans.