Matt's Mood

It has been 21 years since the founders of Matt Bianco recorded an album together ("Whose Side Are You On?"). But original members Mark Reilly (vocals), Danny White (keyboards) and Basia Trzetrzelewsk

It has been 21 years since the founders of Matt Bianco recorded an album together ("Whose Side Are You On?"). But original members Mark Reilly (vocals), Danny White (keyboards) and Basia Trzetrzelewska (vocals) are at it once again for "Matt's Mood." Now, like then, the trio creates sophisticated, polished songs that pull from the worlds of pop, soul, jazz and world music (particularly Brazilian). Indeed, the threesome's seductive melodies and spirited grooves are very much intact. The beautifully bittersweet "I Never Meant To" features Reilly on vocals, while opening track "Ordinary Day" would not have been out of place on one of Basia's three solo (studio) albums. The suave "Golden Days" features gorgeous vocal interplay between the two singers. With this release, White, Reilly and Basia effortlessly recapture a mood that excites and energizes. What a most welcome return.—MP