This particular effort by singer Carrie Smith is more of an R&B date than a jazz session, despite the presence of such players as tenorman Houston Person, Jerome Richardson on reeds, and pianist James Williams (who alternates with Bross Townsend). Smith performs both jazz and R&B standards (this version of "Without a Song," despite what it says, is not the jazz tune) and infuses each interpretation with a strong dose of gospel and soul. Some of the performances are a bit trivial and obvious, with the background singers not adding much of value during their two appearances. An OK set, but of lesser interest to jazz listeners than some of Carrie Smith's earlier dates.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow