Nina Sheldon: Harvest (2009)
Bobby Troup's "Baby, Baby, All the Time" is perfect for her type of deft delivery, which has a throwaway quality that can only be achieved through real know-how. One is reminded of those golden times when the ladies June Christy, Anita O'Day and the just-passed Chris Connor seemed incapable of a clichéd delivery. Backed by David "Fathead" Newman's warm sax on the gem, Sheldon sings relaxed while giving out solid piano. As throughout the set, she radiates a friendly self-confidence, that of a hip pussycat satisfyingly licking her paws with some cream on her whiskers.
Track Listing: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; Oh You Crazy Moon; Baby; Baby All The Time; S'Wonderful; Insensatez; I'm Just a Lucky So and So; Detour Ahead; Eiderdown; Dindi; Close Your Eyes.
Personnel: Nina Sheldon: vocals and piano; David 'Fathead' Newman: tenor sax; John Menegon: bass; Bob Meyer: drums.
Record Label: Jazzed Media