Pop Top: Bassist writes away his demons in ‘Just Can’t Wait’
CD » “Just Can’t Wait” just might be the album for those recovering from an obsessive relationship. A bassist, Jon Burr turned lyricist to write away the demons in his personal life. The result is a collection of songs that sound as if they are already standards. Presented by a handful of vocalists, not every song works, but for the most part they drive along. The first tune, “Just Can’t Wait,” bursts from the gate, swinging hard, setting the table for what’s to come. The CD also comes with the “Live at Birdland” DVD.
— Martin Renzhofer