Buford Powers

Too Good To Be True

Baby Bath Productions

Buford Powers, vocals; Jason Martineau, piano; Calvin Keys, guitar; Marcus Shelby, bass; Donald "Duck" Bailey, drums.

Recorded in Richmond, California, this CD features Jazz heavy hitters accompanying the featured vocalist, Buford Powers. Calvin Keys and Donald "Duck" Bailey are two of the best Jazz veterans in the Bay Area and are internationally renowned artists and Marcus Shelby has proved to be a talented bassist much in demand.

The pianist, Jason Martineau, lends great support to the vocals of Buford Powers who creates a smoky atmosphere on the opening cut, "Donít You Know I Care." "Had You Been Around" is delightfully replete with nostalgia. Guitarist, Calvin Keys lends ravishing expression on the tune "Sentimental Reasons." Powers also nicely covers "My One And Only Love," "Ponciana," and "One For My Baby."

Buford Powers displays a buttery-toned vocal style. The emphasis of this product is romantically-infused ballads. This CD containing twelve cuts is a laid back collection of Jazz standards amiably rendered.

by Dorothy L. Hill