Other Hours From the opening left-hand rumble and staccato chords of "What a Waste," this star of nightclubs, screen, and TV lets you know he's playing jazzman… Other Hours From the opening left-hand rumble and staccato chords of "What a Waste," this star of nightclubs, screen, and TV lets you know he's playing jazzman… 2003-07-15 Harry Connick Jr.
Review

Other Hours (2003)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Jul 15, 2003; Lead Performance: Harry Connick Jr.

From the opening left-hand rumble and staccato chords of ''What a Waste,'' this star of nightclubs, screen, and TV lets you know he's playing jazzman -- through long, lightly swinging instrumental takes on songs he composed for Broadway's Thou Shalt Not. But it comes off as an awkward period piece, with pianist Connick as a Tin Pan Alley-era hack leading a quartet of character actors. His competence and surprising restraint can't rescue a mostly by-the-numbers performance.

Originally posted Jul 18, 2003 Published in issue #719 Jul 18, 2003 Order article reprints