Down Beat - p.634 stars out of 5
-- "Sutton performs with assurance and nuance, and when she closes with 'Smile,' it's exactly what you'd expect -- only better."
JazzTimes - p.142
"Sutton's ability to get to the very heart of a lyric and, in the process, to make us all more careful and critical listeners, remains unsurpassed."
Personnel: Tierney Sutton (vocals); Tierney Sutton; Jack Sheldon (vocals, trumpet); Trey Henry, Kevin Axt (bass instrument); Christian Jacob (piano); Ray Brinker (drums).
Liner Note Author: Tierney Sutton.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Studio A, Hollywood, CA (08/28/2006-08/30/2006).
Editor: Robert Friedrich.
Photographers: Pamela Springsteen; Michael Gottlieb.
Arrangers: Tierney Sutton; Christian Jacob; Trey Henry; Kevin Axt; Ray Brinker; The Tierney Sutton Band.
The accomplished jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton interprets a variety of songs on the subject of happiness on this subtle, nuanced set. Unique readings of standards such as "Happy Days Are Here Again," presented here in upbeat and more muted versions, a somber, minor key "You Are My Sunshine," and a masterful, rhythmically complex arrangement of "I Want to Be Happy," display both Sutton's skill at conveying widely differing moods, and her fluid technique, aided by her empathetic quartet.