Love Planet review: Midwest Record

MARK ETHEREDGE/Love Planet: Nothing like having a hot record to turn you into a bankrupt, homeless drunk watching your mother slip away from Alzheimer's to make you really want to be a rock and roll star. Regrouping himself with Paul Brown in the producer's chair, Etheredge pulls himself together for a new round of smooth, contemporary jazz that's just right for summer just in time for summer. Skillful and breezy, he's back in shape to take it to the top once again and here's hoping the piano man keeps it together. (Vipaka 1031)