American Classic - Bluenote
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Marty Garner on January 15, 2010
Willie Nelson releases about four or five records per year, ranging from reggae to countrypolitan and most things in between, and he’s always felt comfortable and welcome in places where he doesn’t seem to belong. American Classic, his first record of jazz standards since 1978’s mega-selling Stardust, is par for the course. The familiar tenor slips in easily with the woozy horns and smooth pianos, sounding confident and at ease—appropriate for the king of cool.