A natural sophistication oozes from this piano man whose excellent voice can deliver both a chesty resonance and a gliding falsetto, as if two singers are at work. We can’t decide which tune we like more, “Smart Girl” or “Shaken.” The former rides a solid mid-tempo groove that never quits, and the latter’s catchy chorus is a winner in a tale of a troubled relationship. “Double Crosser,” however, can’t overcome its trite, formulaic blueprint. A competent keyboardist, Durr has a quality to his vocals that has made him a popular piano bar performer, and it is clear he’s cut out for something better. For his recordings, we suggest he boost the energy of his restrained backups––except for the guitarist, who shreds!
Aaron Durr - "Smart Girl"