Down Beat - 7/92, p.414 Stars
- Very Good - "..excellent repertoire and a super band.."
Personnel: Susannah McCorkle, Frank Wess, Allen Farnham, Howard Alden, Dennis Irwin, Keith Copeland.
Personnel: Susannah McCorkle (vocals); Howard Alden (guitar); Frank Wess (flute, tenor saxophone); Allen Farnham (piano); Keith Copeland (drums).
Audio Remixer: Phil Edwards .
Liner Note Author: Chris Albertson.
Recording information: Penny Lane Studios, New York, NY (09/15/1991-09/17/1991).
Photographer: Michel Valmont.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dennis Irwin; Frank Wess; Howard Alden; Allen Farnham; Keith Copeland.
The plot behind this project by the wonderful singer Susannah McCorkle is that she performs fresh interpretations of familiar standards that deal with love; all but the comparatively recent "Where Do You Start?" were at least 35 years old at the time and some were of much earlier vintage. Backed by a quintet including Frank Wess on tenor and flute, pianist Allen Farnham, and guitarist Howard Alden, McCorkle's very attractive voice and impressive interpretive skills are heard at their best. Highlights include the title cut, "A Beautiful Friendship," "Get Out of Town," "It Never Entered My Mind," "Taking a Chance on Love," and "I Thought About You." ~ Scott Yanow