Composer/pianist/keyboardist Etheredge, who some might remember as one half of the gay duo Mark & Dean, writes and performs a kind of Sunday-brunch jazz (that is meant to be a compliment!) on Connected (Vipaka). Most of the tunes are light and sunny toe-tapping and head-bobbing numbers, with “Be Who You Are,” “For Your Love,” “Rain,” and “Groovin’ with My Baby,” being of special note. 

- Gregg Shapiro, OUTSMART