|Helfer is following up his first release on The Sirens (Sir 5001 - "I'm Not Hungry ….") which has been nominated for a WC Handy Award with this duet with Williams that is reminiscent of the legendary Parlan/ Shepp duets recorded on SteepleChase. Fourteen classics are presented here including "Ain't Misbehavin", "Back at the Chicken Shack", "It's Only a Paper Moon", and Helfer's "Pooch Piddle" among others.
This disc introduces Skinny Williams, a brilliant Chicago tenor saxophonist. Helfer is following his 2003 Handy Award nomination for “I’m Not Hungry But I Like To Eat – Blues!” with a tasteful accompaniment on this CD. Together, Skinny and Erwin play slow tempo blues, standards, and stride classics. This CD will delight both blues and jazz fans.