Blue Standard features the vocal stylings of Maple Blues Award winner and acclaimed actor Raoul Bhaneja, joined by the youngest member of the first family of Canadian roots music, Jesse Whiteley on piano. Recorded live off the floor. A Good Thing features classic songs that inspired both performers, originally interpreted by the likes of Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Jimmy Scott, Chet Baker.
These two brilliant artists explore classic songs in a stripped down and intimate way... it impresses both
open minded jazz aficionados and those who like their music classic and simple.
- Jaymz Bee broadcaster, promoter and producer
“A 12-song collection of terrific, but not overdone tunes. Bhaneja has a nice feel for lyrics, and an approach
that is at times reminiscent of Chet Baker, but somewhat more assertive. Whitley provides wonderful
support, and makes the most of his solo opportunities. The program is replete with good tunes that are
mostly familiar, but not ones that are the kind of same old, same old selections that too many vocalists