|Dean, Kelly, Trefethen, Scott, Phillips|
Scott's humor and exuberance come through his horn quite clearly. Kelly's fine vocals were artful whether she was singing a ballad, like "I Only Have Eyes For You" or scatting segments of more uptempo fare.
Dean's band, with Phillips on piano and Dave Trefethen on bass, also had an additional guest for the third set. Dean's husband., trombonist Herb Bruce, joined the fun, capped by a sextet version of "Caravan." Kelly and Scott performed individually and together with the trio, and later, in various permutations with Bruce as well.
The first-set highlight came when the trio explored "How High The Moon." The Great American Songbook staple got a full workout that was anything but standard. At every opportunity, Phillips changed key, texture and style. Dean and Trefethen didn't miss a beat.