At one point in 1990, two Harry Connick, Jr
. albums were released almost simultaneously, an instrumental outing with his trio (Lofty's Roach Souffle
) and this vocal-oriented album. Oddly enough We Are in Love
is the more successful of the two. Connick
's vocals, while limited, are personable, guitarist Russell Malone
gets in some short solos and Branford Marsalis
makes two strong guest appearances (one apiece on tenor and soprano). Most selections utilize an orchestra and, although Connick
is heard on piano, the emphasis is on his voice. He contributed most of the tunes but the high points are the two standards "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "It's Alright with Me."