Extremely elegant arrangements. There are jazzy harmonies here, but there's not much connection with jazz. These selections are more like very intimate, very introspective salon pieces. I suspect your average Beatle fan might even be a bit disturbed.
Familiar tunes, like ‘World Without Love’ (which really is a rather meagre little tune), are transformed into strangely enigmatic little pieces - sort of hanging in mid air, frozen. Georger Adie's arrangements discover all sorts of possibilities for unusual voicings, quite unlike, say, Joe Washington's much more straightforward arrangements.
Delicious, but strangely melancholic. I don't think it captures the spirit of the Beatles at all.
SW - (UK)