Chip Deffaa
August 13, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Swing That Music

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Bobby Short
Producers
Telarc
genre
Jazz, Pop

We gave it an A-

Cabaret king Bobby Short — at the top of his game at age 66 — has produced an album outstanding in every category: singing, accompaniment (by the Alden-Barrett Quintet), repertoire (mostly overlooked gems from the ’30s and ’40s), and sound quality. The highlight of Swing That Music is ”Killin’ Myself,” with its curious mix of exultation and pathos. Classic pop doesn’t get much better. A-

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