O’s Place Jazz Magazine
by D. Oscar Groomes
Wayne Alpern – Standard Deviation
O’s Notes: Wayne Alpern transforms ten classic pop tunes ranging from “Thriller” to “My Girl”. The horns are crisp and the rhythm section is tight. Other highlights are “Ode To Billy Joe”, “Who Loves You Pretty Baby” and “Don’t Stop Believin’”. The arrangements are unique making Standard Deviation a fresh set fit for Baby Boomers.