This is a beautiful album that Ponder dedicated to his 2 daughters. In one way it is typical Ponder album and in one way it is`nt,,the diffrence is the pianoplaying by Mark Soskin which is heart grabbing..he nearly steals the show on several occasions.
There are 4 songs that stands out in my opinion:
-Johnnys place…a straight a head 12 bar blues with that bounce that only Ponder is able to produce
-Since I fell for you….that old funky tune..which Ponder handles so nicely and even it is 12 minutes long it never get’s boring..this is the real highlight of the album
-The craetor has a master plan…wonderful playing by Ponder,,where he also sings in unison with his single string lines..very Bensonlike
-Moonlight in Vermont….the tune often linked with legendary guitarist Johnny Smith..played so relaxed and beautful.
Get it if you can…not easy though to find!!
01 – Johnny’s Place
02 – Since I Fell for You
03 – Satin Doll
04 – The Creator Has a Master Plan
05 – Moonlight in Vermont
06 – Softly As a Morning Sunrise
07 – Sunshine
Jimmy Ponder – guitar
Mark Soskin – piano
Peter Washington – bass
Roger Humphrey – drums
Recorded at M&I Recording Studio, New York, NY on March 9, 1994
Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork