So Nice to Come Home to
For over 30 years and 5,000 engagements, we've been performing great American standards--and for years people have asked us for recordings of our music. With this project, my idea was to create an album that portrayed some of our favorites, both vocal and instrumental, just as we would perform them live. The instrumentals feature John Kantar's sparkling trumpet work, alongside his introspective interpretations on flumpet. Jim Mitchell's superb vocals are featured on seven songs; his style is unsurpassed. Bob Stacke, my friend and colleague for 45 years, plays drums and congas on the instrumental selections, and Phil Kjos backs Jim Mitchell on drums as he has for 25 years. Dick Studer plays bass throughout, and I am at the piano on each song. It's our hope that you enjoy this album as much as we've enjoyed performing some of the world's greatest music. -- Ned Kantar.