I'm in a quandary to describe this album of big band jazz vocals from Nancy Osborne as anything more than pleasant." Through no fault of the singer or the top-flight band of West Coast musicians like Pete Christlieb, Gary Herbig, Charley Loper and Tom Ranier--or the arrangements of Bob Florence, Paul McDonald, Lon Norman, Jonathan Barick or Dave Wolpe--this album cannot be lifted into a higher category.
The best summary I can offer is that the album offers safe" middlebrow jazz music. Several of the tunes are currently overexposed per the Great American Songbook (eg. I've Got You ...read more