"Blue Mercer" is Andrew Scott's tribute to Johnny Mercer, the legendary lyric writer who's feeling for jazz is evident in all of his collaborations with such gifted composers as Harold Arlen, Rube Bloom, Henry Mancini, and Richard Whiting. Pianist Gene DiNovi, in his perceptive observations of this music, states that "from the first note the music sounds and feels good while being interesting, intelligent and technically fine. I think Andrew sensed that J.M. was not only the most musical of lyricists, but he was also a good singer. This somehow comes through in all the melodies that wed his words. J.M.'s songs all possess a memorable title. They all tell a story. And they all swing."