Let Me Entertain You is the eighteenth studio album by Amanda Lear, released in May 2016. This new album was conceived as a musical, browsing through new songs and covers her life and personality. What is immediately striking, is the large variation in the songs and the music types on this brand new album. Amanda Lear sings cabaret (Let Me Entertain You), disco (Macho Man), chanson (La Rumeur), Italian pop (Prima Del Tuo Cuore), dance (The Best Is Yet To Come), evergreens (Smile)… There are new tracks (The Actress, Catwalk), there are cover versions of famous songs (Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, For Me Formidable) and there are modern remakes of old Lear hits (Follow Me, Fashion Pack).
This budget two-fer in Impulse's 2011 reissue series offers trombonist Curtis Fuller's first two releases for the label, both recorded in 1961; they are his 18th and 19th overall. The first, Soul Trombone, recorded in November, is aptly titled and places Fuller as the leader of a stellar band that includes pianist Cedar Walton, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, Granville T. Hogan on drums, and either Jimmy Cobb or Jymie Merritt on bass. Of the six track on the set, three are originals, and they include the stellar hard bop offering "The Clan," the swinging "Newdles," and the breezy "Ladies Night." Two standard ballads here, "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and Stan Getz's arrangement of "Dear Old Stockholm," are also beautifully delivered.