“‘Close the shades. Dim the lights. Mix yourself a fine martini (shaken, not stirred, of course) and relax in your favorite leather easy chair, ‘cause it’s time to get mellow and chill folks to this supremely soulful’n’soothing jazzy gem of an album. Kenny Simmons’ divinely velvety vocals go down nice’n’easy. Nick Stefanacci’s arrangements are tight, swingin’, and harmonic, with zoned-to-the-relaxed-bone keyboards, smooth guitars, enchanting saxophones, and effortlessly percolating basslines make sure things sound every bit as cool, hip, and flat-out heavenly swank as they ought to from start to finish. Best of all, there’s a comforting breezy quality to this fabulously funky and melodic, yet laid-back music that puts the listener in an extremely serene and content state of mind. An absolute treat.’”
"As a mastering engineer, I have had the opportunity over many years to work on all kinds of music with all kinds of musicians.
I have to say, working with Nick on '26 Years' has been nothing short of wondrous. The varied styles, from funk to jazzy pop and beyond,
took me to grand heights before being brought back to contemplative states with the melodic ballad-types. Not all my work is so
emotion-filled and as I told Nick in an email during the process, 'this is smooth as butter!' [referring to working on his record]
Thanks Nick...let's get back to work soon!"