- Released: July 29, 2003
- Label: Sunny Side
Entertainment Weekly - 5/17/96, p.63
"...With her wisp of a voice, Lee exploits the power of inference, while Waldron...knows how to frame a phrase with perfect, minimal touches. Standards have rarely been executed with such gossamer care and finesse." - Rating: A-
JazzTimes - 12/96, p.122
"...one of the more singular of all jazz voices....The voice of Jeanne Lee is like a dark, red wine; dry, subtle, and disarming..."
- 2.You Go to My Head
- 3.I Could Write a Book
- 4.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
- 5.Straight Ahead
- 6.Fire Waltz
- 7.I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
- 8.Every Time We Say Goodbye
Personnel: Jeanne Lee (vocals); Mal Waldron (piano).
Producers: Jean-Jacques Pussiau, Francois Lemaire.
Recorded at Acousti Studio, Paris, France on May 25-26, 1994.
This CD is a bit of a surprise, a standards session featuring the usually-adventurous singer Jeanne Lee. The set of duets with pianist Mal Waldron are all taken at very relaxed tempoes with only "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart" swinging above a slow-medium pace. Lee mostly emphasizes the lyrics, just scatting sparingly on most tunes (although "Fire Waltz" is totally wordless). Waldron's accompaniment is typically rhythmic, creatively repetitive, brooding and personal. However it is Lee's haunting and highly expressive voice that really sticks in one's memory. ~ Scott Yanow