Russ Peterson,
I Fall in Love Too Easily
(Swallowtail, 2000)

This 13-track CD has such classics as "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," "Misty," "My Romance," "When I Fall In Love," "The Very Thought Of You" and, of course, the title track by Sammy Cahn. Russ Peterson features on tenor sax, accompanied by guests Tom Chapokis and Damon Peterson, providing a rich, leisurely sound; gentle percussion, delicate piano and the mellow melody of the sax transporting the listener to another era.

Elegant and sensual, this is perfect background music for that special candlelit supper for two. Evocative, voluptuous and unhurried, the choice of romantic tracks should be enjoyed in the company of that special person in your life. This album should be the property of anyone intending an evening of subtle seduction: "Teach Me Tonight" and "A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square" are definitely not brash, bright sunny tracks! The whole feel of the compilation is given over to love and romance; there is not one harsh chord, not a single note out of place during its 50-minute plus playing time.

I Fall In Love Too Easily allows the suave luxury of the heyday of classic films to pervade the home of its owner like an exotic perfume. Quite delighted with Peterson's skillful sax playing and his entrancing arrangements, I'm now on the lookout for another to complement this album. It occurs to me that I haven't said much about the CD, but the tunes are well-known, the arrangements well-crafted and the quality of the musicianship, excellent! It speaks for itself, and should entice anyone with an ounce of romantic fibre in their being to find out for themselves how easy it is to fall in love with this album.

- Rambles
written by Jenny Ivor
published 25 January 2003

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