Lyle Ritz - No Frills

Flea Market Music
Lyle Ritz - No Frills

New CD from the man who introduced the concept of jazz on a ukulele. This time around it's just Lyle playing uke and bass on a lovely set of tunes. Every track is a jewel-like arrangement covering pop standards (Satin Doll, Besame Mucho, Emily, No Moon At All), jazz classics (Lil' Darlin', Blue Monk) Jobim tunes (A Felicidade, Girl From Ipanema) and originals (Beginner's Luck, Old In New Mexico). Here is a chance to fully appreciate Lyle's gift for coaxing the essence out of a song with a limited amount of strings. Essential! 12 tracks.
Song List:

A Felicidade (Jobim/De Moraes)
Satin Dolls (Ellington/Mercer/Strayhorn)
Lil' Darlin' (Hefti)
No Moon At All (Mann/Evans)
Besame Mucho (Velasquez/Skylar)
The Girl From Ipanema (Jobim/De Moraes/Gimbel)
Beginnner's Luck (Ritz/Beloff)
Rainforest Waltz (Ohta/Beloff)
Emily (Mandel/Mercer)
Blue Monk (Monk)
I'm Old Fashioned (Kern/Mercer)
Old In New Mexico (Ritz/Beloff)