At first Julie Kelly's voice may sound a bit jarring to some, but her singing on this CD will win most listeners over. Kelly slides between notes, sometimes speaks part of the lyrics (as on "Some Other Time"), and she takes chances, especially harmonically. Her repertoire on this Chase CD is filled with unusual choices, such as two obscure Chick Corea tunes ("Highwire" and "Sounds"), Stevie Wonder's "Part Time Lover," Dave Grusin's "Bahia," and Nat Adderley's underrated classic "The Old Country." Assisted by strong support from a rhythm section led by pianist Tom Garvin and occasional solos from trumpeter Chris Botti and the reeds of Bob Franceschini, this is Julie Kelly's most intriguing and consistent recording.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow