Ross Tompkins: Younger Than Springtime
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19237
Ross Tompkins: Solo Piano
"Among the many things in this world that are not to be sneezed at is a twenty-five-year-gig for a fine jazz musician. And from the time he joined the Tonight Show Band in October 1967, until Johnny Carson finally strolled off into history in 1992, Ross Tompkins had played jazz piano five nights a week for, indeed, twenty-five years...Now it is possible to enjoy at full length the artistry of Ross Tompkins uninterrupted, with his imaginative embellishments lending additional grace to some of the brightest melodies written in modern times. Tompkins' thoughtful, sensitive, inventive and fluid style makes for a wonderful listening experience."
Charles Champlin, the retired longtime arts editor, Los Angeles Times and a frequent writer on jazz subjects.
Younger Than Springtime * Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye * Jean * So In Love * Violets For Your Furs * If I Loved You * Nancy (with the Laughing Face) * Deep Night * Foolish Heart * I'll Get By * Prelude To A Kiss * Moonray * Blame It On My Youth * It Never Entered My Mind * Be My Love