Review Doctor Jazz Magazine

Review Doctor Jazz Magazine nr 218 CD …bout Time! from RTDP with Rob Agerbeek and featuring Adrienne West and Gaynel Hodge

… The title  of this CD is …’from trad to swing’ and that is demonstrated immediately in a convincing way in the opening  track. Catching and smooth swing and solos in Undecided and Every Day I Have The Blues. From a more modern touch are Stranger On The Shore and What A Wonderful World (Acker Bilk and Louis Armstrong features) played  well in  a good  interpretation by Domagoy Ralasic en Adrienne West/Frans van Wasbeek. Naturally there is a prominent place for acclaimed Rob Agerbeek, such as in St. Louis Blues Boogie Woogie and  Makin’ Whoopee , but he also plays in the other swing- en trad pieces  with a delightful, transparent and , sophisticated touch but above all in a leading role. Listen for example to the convincing and in-depth interpretation of Willow Weep For Me.  Another soloist who is absolutely of note is Domagoy Ralasic, with a beautiful tenor solo in Our Love is Here To Stay, but who is also impressive in other pieces.

De CD’s final track is a relaxed and swinging recording of It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.