- Released: February 18, 2002
- Label: Jazz Alliance
- 1.At Long Last Love
- 2.Just For a Thrill
- 3.Train in the Distance
- 5.All of Me
- 7.I Get a Kick Out of You
- 10.Longings For a Simpler Time
Personnel includes: Susannah McCorkle (vocals, arranger); Frank Wess (tenor saxophone); Ben Aronov (piano, keyboards); Gene Bertoncini (guitar); Steve LaSpina (bass); Joe Cocuzzo (drums).
Recorded at Celebration Studios, New York, New York on December 9 & 10, 1986.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Susannah McCorkle (vocals); Gene Bertoncini (guitar); Illinois Jacquet (saxophone); Frank Wess (tenor saxophone); Benny Aronov (piano); Joe Cocuzzo (drums).
Recording information: Celebration Studio, New York, NY (12/09/1986-12/10/1986).
Arrangers: Susannah McCorkle; Benny Aronov.
Susannah McCorkle, one of the finest jazz-influenced vocalists to emerge during the 1970's and 80's, sings a wide variety of music on her Pausa disc. In addition to some prebop material (including Cole Porter's "At Long Last Love," a vocalese version of "All Of Me," "I Get A Kick Out Of You" and Johnny Mercer's title cut), she also tackles tunes by Paul Simon, Oscar Brown Jr, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Leiber & Stoller. No matter what the style (she is essentially a swing singer), Susannah McCorkle uplifts each song. She is assisted by the Ben Aronov trio, and occasionally guitarist Gene Bertoncini and tenor-saxophonist Frank Wess. ~ Scott Yanow