KIKI EBSEN – THE SCARECROW SESSIONS
More than a jazzy father’s day tribute to her father Buddy Ebsen, The Scarecrow Sessions give Kiki Ebsen a chance to showcase her excellent arranging chops. Who would have guessed that the song “If I Only Had A Brain” could sound so substantial? Part of the album’s success also lies in Ebsen’s classically trained and soulful voice. A compact but powerful core group of players (including John Patitucci, Chuck Loeb, David Mann and Henry Hey) fill out the sound nicely.