This review was originally published in August of 2018.
Trombone is not often used in Pop music, where trumpet and saxophone are always getting the love. The elements here also include a bar-room piano, a fuzzy electric slide-guitar and a swing-downtempo shuffle that reminds me of Bernard Purdie. It's a nuanced and understated production that incorporates a very live sound into the dynamics of the arrangement.
The focus of the song is clearly to showcase the gorgeous vocal talents of Victoria Reed, which is done with style, and the last verse wraps it all up like any good intellectual synthesis. This song is cerebral, but light, and it flows like one of those lazy mountain creeks in the summertime.
Keyboardist Erik Deutsch has earned a stellar reputation as a bandleader and collaborator working with artists like Rosanne Cash, Charlie Hunter, Shooter Jennings, and Norah Jones, to name a few. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.