Bob Merrill’s Tell Me Your Troubles: Songs by Joe Bushkin has been receiving praise from a wide variety of reviewers since its release—here are just a few highlights from recent reviews:


“Trumpeter Bob Merrill honors Bushkin’s substantial legacy with an homage crafted with heartfelt reverence and respect.”
—Brian Zimmerman, DownBeat Magazine Editor’s Pick
“Merrill is charismatic and this album is a good example of his warm personality… each and every song is a gem… there is not one dull moment… listed as volume one, I sure hope there are future volumes!”
—Herb Young, IAJRC Journal
“Merrill sings in a soft, unforced croon… [he] has put together a caring, interesting tribute to Bushkin.”
—Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine
“Merrill is in great voice on the sensuous ‘Lovely Weather’…Yogi Berra is proven wrong on this session, as for once, nostalgia IS what it used to be!”
—George Harris, Jazz Weekly
“Assembling a worthy cast of contemporary jazzbos to lend a hand, this overview of the Bushkin catalog swings and is leavened with the kind of love that can only come from appreciating these tunes up close and personally… Nostalgia? Nope, killer stuff throughout whether you are a classic jazz vocal fan or not.”
Midwest Record
A revelation—a cool contribution to the ‘Great American Songbook’ and lots of fun… thanks to Merrill for unearthing these songs and performing them so well.”
—E.C. Goodstein, Amazon
“With warm, pleasant arrangements and some dance beats, this is cheerful jazz lounge music and a knowing, honorable retrospective.”
—Dr. Jan Bibel, Amazon