After a long string of outstanding CDs, this uneven effort is a bit of a disappointment. Martin Taylor
is one of the top jazz guitarists around, but by adding dull smooth jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum
and Brian Siewert's cheesy keyboards and dreadful programming to David Newton
's "Kiss And Tell," the title cut ends up sounding like any number of generic pop jazz recordings. Likewise, the bland version of the trite "Midnight at the Oasis" will not impress long time Taylor
fans. Fortunately, Whalum does acquit himself somewhat on tenor sax during his duet with the leader of "The Nearness of You." The remainder of the CD is a mixed bag. High points include Taylor
's solos of "Mona Lisa" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus; " while covers of old TV themes like "The Odd Couple" and "Five-O" with keyboardist Matt Rollings
and company have little to offer.