February 8, 2005

Song of the Week: Jeff Lorber – “Ooh La La”

Smooth jazz pioneer Jeff Lorber has produced one of his best CDs ever – and his first single is a gem. “Ooh La La,” co-written by Lorber, producer Steven Dubin and young keyboardist Nelson Jackson, begins with a brief keyboard intro lifted from some smoky 1950s jazz club, then segues into a jaunty ditty showcasing Lorber’s acoustic piano acumen.

Like the rest of the CD, the song radiates an organic and wholesome freshness that offers a welcome change of pace from his previous funkified works. Lenny Castro provides percussion and John Roberts mans the drums.

Posted by Brian Soergel at February 8, 2005 5:45 AM