That is not to say that they are pulling arrangements off of old records. They are doing their own, with the masterstyles repurposed for their viewpoint here in the new century. David L's pianism is first-rate, calling on the traditions of those past masters and making them his own. Vocalist Nancy Reed, who is on hand for around half of the numbers, has a good sense of phrase and a burnished lower range that is quite attractive. Larry McKenna plays a decent tenor free from the sounds and licks so popular right now. The rhythm section of Matthew Parrish (bass) and Paul Wells (drums) gets the feel right for each tune.
In the end arrangements and Leonhardt's well-healed sense of the jazz piano tradition of the past 50 years ago carry the day. It may not jump out at you as a wow this is new" kind of set, but it delivers very solid jazz in the mainstream after-Evans & Tyner world of today.