Cheryl Bentyne has a wonderful voice, a voice that is sensitive and sensual, and a voice that knows how to handle a jazz lyric with style. There is a certain verve and charm to her singing style that lingers long after the song performance is finished! Cheryl Bentyne is in top form in this collection of songs. This CD is one to have and savor in the company of a close friend.
There are thirteen songs in this collection. Among the many gems are found such songs as "Let Me Off Uptown," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," the memorable rendition and performance of "Man with a Horn," "Whisper Not," "Boogie Blues," and "Tea for Two." Cheryl Bentyne has a special vocal gift for catching the essence of each song, exploring and expanding on musical motifs that will delight the jazz listening audience.
Corey Allen plays piano with depth and complexity. Allen is inventive and enjoyable to listen to. Jack Sheldon excels on his trumpet solos and entertains with his horn performances. Each musician is splendid, topnotch, and turns in exciting solo work on this CD.
For something enjoyable, and different, give this CD collection a listen to, for you will find much to enjoy and be entertained by. These songs come to life under the sound of Cheryl Bentyne and her fellow musicians. This collection is a great listening adventure, enjoyable to the hilt!