July 22, 2019 - Reviewed by John Hoglund for Cabaret Scenes
Multi-award-winning jazz vocalist Shirley Crabbe fills her romantic album with quality tracks that are in a league with the best of them. Every cut matters. Her clarion-toned, rangy contralto is fueled by elegant phrasing and supple nuances that meld together with some remarkable musicians led by Donald Vega. It all makes for an intelligent disc that has garnered praise from the jazz world. And, she received a 2019 Bistro Award for this CD. Her sound is sweet and sassy and in perfect control with a warmth that on occasion recalls Ella Fitzgerald (who is her biggest influence).