Joe Stilgoe - We Look To The Stars - The Observer
He writes the songs, sings them, plays them and creates the arrangements – all with a panache that leaves the rest of us bug-eyed. There's not so much jazz in Stilgoe's second album as in his first, which means we don't get to hear a great deal of his phenomenal piano playing, but there's enough to show that it's still in full working order. As for the songs, they're wry, witty, observant, and actually have tunes attached, which is a rarity nowadays. From the first track, which swings like mad, to the last, a delicate reworking of Waterloo Sunset, it's a delight.