Paul Crotty is a renaissance man in the truest sense of the phrase... under the classic description it is a man who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests; ... a person who excels in multiple fields, particularly in both arts and sciences. During his life Paul has been a world- class athlete (pitching a 'no-hitter'), a warrior (serving as a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps from 1953 through 1957, an inventor and, as this recording displays, a gifted composer and musician. A child prodigy from the Morristown NJ area, Paul's first brush with fame came when he was selected by the US Marine Corps to perform for President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles at a private party in Virginia. That performance and meeting with 'Ike' inspired Crotty to continue with his music as a career following his military service. Over the next forty years, he performed and composed music and supplemented his craft by tuning and restoring pianos for some of the greatest musicians of all time such as Teddy Wilson, Nina Simone, Gene Kruppa, Count Basie, Victor Borge and Duke Ellington.... The list goes on and on. This recording focuses on a consistent theme in all of Paul's work; romance and tenderness. A blend of original compositions and carefully selected standards presents Crotty's virtuoso piano in a light that reminds us of much simpler and more romantic times when wonderful melodies and impassioned performances ruled the bandstand. So, listen up and you will want to play this recording again and again and with someone you love!