Joy Bryan only made two albums in her career and that is a real pity for she was a subtle and talented jazz singer. This CD reissue brings back her earlier date, a septet outing arranged by Marty Paich and including such fine sidemen as trumpeter Jack Sheldon, altoist Herb Geller and Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, clarinet and bass clarinet. Bryan performs a dozen standards with the most unusual selections being "Down the Old Ox Road," "Mississippi Mud" and a rare early vocal version of "'Round Midnight." Excellent music.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow