The album and the title track in particular, composed by Ingrid, has a gorgeous blending of horns that is reminiscent of arrangements on "Kind of Blue." This piece is hauntingly intricate and enticingly delicious. 'A Shorter Distance' is sprinkled with subtle spices and filled with rich aromas. This is a superb performance. On 'Red Roads,' a pastoral mood is enhanced with the introduction of Ken Bibace on a guitar that shimmers on the horizon.
Gershwin's magnificent 'I Loves You Porgy' is played flawlessly and restlessly. It is more tension-filled that renditions typically played. The interplay between the Jensen sisters is nearly psychic and solidly and inventively backed by pianist John Sadowy, drummer Jon Wikan and bassist Fraser Hollins. 'Backyard' is like watching a frisky kitten frolic among the shrubs, hiding and then pouncing at invisible prey in an imaginary jungle backyard. It is a blues both tame and wild.
"A Shorter Distance" is a very enjoyable way to spend an evening.