Personnel: Ana Caram (vocals); Lawrence Feldman (flute, saxophone).
Audio Mixer: Barry Wolifson.
Liner Note Author: Ana Caram.
Recording information: Dangerous Music (02/09/2004-02/12/2004).
Editor: Nicholas Prout.
Photographer: Janette Beckman.
Arranger: Michel Freidenson.
A superior Brazilian jazz singer, Ana Caram takes a slight detour on this CD, stretching her repertoire while mostly still performing in a style influenced by bossa nova. One does not get to hear such songs as "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "Smile," and "As Time Goes By" in a bossa nova setting that often. Also unusual is that Michel Freidenson plays all of the instruments other than the reeds (which are performed by Lawrence Feldman), and most of his electronic instruments sound real enough not to be an issue. The focus throughout is on Caram's lovely voice and she excels on this material, showing that it really is not what you sing but how you sing it. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow