COMBO Reviews

“Clayton-Thomas is a legendary blues/r&b performer in his own right yet stripping away the big brass BS&T sound for a rudimentary jazz combo only serves to enhance his vocal talents. To hear him tackle nuggets such as “As Time Goes By”, “Smile”, “When I Fall in Love”, Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” and “Summertime” is to tune into a class artist giving his own distinctive vocal talents to a set list of memorable songs.” –Keith Sharp, Music Express

“David finds the perfect forum~in which to revisit the classic jazz standards that inhabited his soul long before becoming a iconic figure in contemporary jazz/rock. The pace is easy going and delivery – well, it’s David Clayton -Thomas like you’ve never heard him. It’s a soft and gentle reading of the lyrics, much like Sinatra, Bennett or Elling might have given.” Bill King, Cashbox Canada/FYIMUSICNEWS.CA

“Although this album takes him back to his roots, “Combo” is exactly the right album for David Clayton-Thomas to make at this point in his career. The veteran singer doesn’t need to prove himself with new hits. Instead, he puts his own spin on time honoured tunes like “The Glory of Love”, “Smile”, and “As Time Goes By”. And did I mention: his voice hasn’t lost any of its quality. All these years later, he sounds as great as ever!” – Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio

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