Alexander Stewart moves more into the pop mainstream with I Thought About You but never forgets where he’s coming from.

Yet there’s still plenty of appeal for jazz fans here by one of the brightest and best new jazz-influenced singers to have emerged on the UK scene in recent years.

There‚Äôs an energy and style¬†to opener ‚ÄėPart Time Lover‚Äô that is quite infectious and plenty of feeling and sheer empathy on a range of material where arguably the¬†Bacharach/David¬†material shines through most brightly.¬†Closer ‚ÄėA House is Not A Home‚Äô is worth buying the album for alone.¬†Tender as the night for sure¬†the album is¬†out now on Herzog Records.

Hear Stewart too on the new Copasetics record Call me Lucky.