Carolyn Leonhart: Steal the Moon
Leonhart is bright-toned and sultry on the standards "Nature Boy," "I’ve Grown Accustomed to His [Her] Face," and "Moonglow," the last an oh-so-hip duo between her and father Leonhart on the bass. She struts her stuff sassily on "Sunday Kind of Love," Bargad’s "All Because of You," and Mose Allison’s "It Didn’t Turn Out That Way." Bargad’s solid post-bop piano work anchors every track. Jimmy Cobb and Billy Drummond share drumming duties, Daniel Sadownick weighs in with perfect percussion flourishes, and David Gilmore guests on acoustic guitar for the title track.
As might be expected from a singer with such diverse influences, Leonhart walks a fine line between telling a coherent story and presenting a musical patchwork. But her voice is polished and distinctive, and her band cooks—which invariably makes Steal the Moon a fun listen.
Record Label: Sunnyside Records