Doing the cheesy introductions, a chunk of glossy retro mass market-targeted mainstream jazz here in prospect from trumpeter-singer Till Brönner trailing his new John Clayton-arranged standards album The Good Life set for release in early-September.

Germany’s biggest international jazz star, on a “pared-down, back-to-basics” Los Angeles and Amsterdam recorded affair his first since signing a new deal with Sony, Brönner is joined by John Clayton on bass, Jeff Hamilton on drums, and James Taylor band member Larry Goldings on keyboards, with the ex-Diana Krall player Anthony Wilson on guitar.