Subtle Rebuttal

Hands down, this CD is the ideal soundtrack for an ultra swanky cocktail affair. I mean it. The upbeat, enthusiastic delivery of these twelve Thad Jones classics is a sonic firehouse perfect for dowsing out schmoozing and idle chitchat. Maybe those schmarmy fellows exchanging business cards over there in the corner will shut up and listen just a few seconds longer and soak in the tunes while scanning the room for their next conversation victim. With a crisp sonic buzz sharp enough to cut through the clinking of glass and ice cubes, the wallflowers out there will surely bop their heads to the groove. Another sazerac, please!