He comments, "Isn't it great to be alive? I'm celebrating life every day. This album is dedicated to that celebration. I have the good fortune to play with these fantastic musicians: Ben Allison on bass and Allan Mednard on drums. Their playing, ideas and vibes imbue this music with creativity and soul. It's really a listenable album. I thought about what I'd like to listen to at home, and tried to make that album."
Bounce features an engaging range of songs, including the aptly named 'Cool Kids', written by Wolff's son Nat (and featuring Nat on lead vocals as well). Other tracks evoke 'West Side Story' or nods to the Great American Songbook. Album highlights include the memorable title track, the lovely ballad 'Long Lost', the strong 'Caribbean Rain Dance' and 'Omar Sharif' by David Yazbek, from The Band's Visit musical. In all, the album is mostly original compositions by Wolff, a tune by Ben Allison, and two covers: 'Omar Sharif' and the standard, 'You and The Night and The Music'.
Personnel: Michael Wolff (piano), Ben Allison (bass), Allan Mednard (drums)
- Caribbean Rain Dance
- Long Lost
- Cool Kids
- You And The Night And The Music
- Omar Sharif
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