Dick Oatts, as shown in his “Standard Issue” (SCCD 31439) and its squeal “Standard Issue volume 2 (SCCD 31482), cherishes tunes from the great American songwriters of the 20 th century. For this new album Dick Oatts compiles a collection of evergreen “love songs” mostly written in the 40s.

“…. Longtime lead alto man with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Oatts comes from the Paul Desmond-Lee Konitz school of saxophone playing. But a sweet sound and a cerebral approach to improvising comprise only part of his style. There's also a trim muscularity in his tone and lines. And the lines can be quite angular and oblique at times. I don't hear any other alto man playing with all these qualities these days .” (on SCCD 31511 “South Paw”Owen Cordle – JazzTimes)

1. If I Should Loose You (Ralph Rainger)
2. We'll Be Together Again (Fischer/Laine)
3. You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul/Raye)
4. Come Sunday (Duke Ellington)
5. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern)
6. My Foolish Heart (Victor Young)
7. Darn That Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)
8. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis)
9. But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen)
10. Hello Young Lovers (Richard Rodgers)

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