Tell Me I'm Crazy
Tell Me I'm Crazy is Jerry's fourth release, a follow up to Midwest Dreams, again a group outing featuring Nashville's finest. This acoustic recording of spirited melodies and improvisations is an imaginative and soulful journey traveling graveled roads and paved highways; open spaces and winding turns; rural swing and downtown cool. Jerry augments the acoustic piano/bass/drums setting with Hammond B-3 organ, pedal steel guitar and accordion on several cuts. The players move Jerry's song selections and arrangements from LA/Nashville "countrypolitan" to smoky jazz clubs. Songs written by Jimmy Webb and Bruce Hornsby; Luis Bonfa and Caesar-Youmans. Tunes made popular by Glen Campbell and Linda Ronstadt. Performed by Chet Atkins, George Shearing and Johnny Hammond Smith. This instrumental album is tied together by the warm tones of the acoustic archtop guitar, brought to life with Jerry's heartfelt love for the instrument, rooted in a lyrical approach, blended with a jazz sensibility.