Ms. Bentyne has always has "it", not ever being able to define what "it" is, suffice to say "it" is whatever makes you feel the way one dose when exposed to high levels of extraordinary talent. Never was that more evident than in this project. Ms. Bentyne’s interpretation of O’Day’s signature sound is a "can’t" miss experience, from tone to range. What is special to note on this project is Ms. Bentyne’s flexibility of delivery, from serene to fiery, a very distinct effort.
"Boogie Blues" exposes the listener to some scorching brass reverberations. Saxophonist Larry Morgan creates a smooth solo in this script and opens it up for the Mighty Little Big Horns. This Krupa/Biondi piece is lit with varied sounds iced over with Ms. Bentyne’s outrageous vocals. Tremendous effort!
On to the other end of the spectrum "Skylark" is a delicate velvet-coated expression of Ms. O’Day’s style delivered with respect by Ms. Bentyne. The subtle hint of Allen’s ivories in conjunction with the snares of Dave Tull, accentuate the wistful walk along the arrangement.
Many times stated I am not one for tribute pieces however this is the exception. I look forward to more from Ms. Bentyne as a solo you should too.