Sharlan M. Douglas | Royal Oak, MI United States | 01/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I like Sandy Stewart's voice and phrasing -- she tells a good song story. Son Bill Charlap's accompaniment is delicate and spare. But every song has the same, slow tempo, the same vocal level and the same accompaniment. There's nothing uptempo, no crescendos, no drama."
Quality performances but constantly mellow
Tom Morgan | 08/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although Bill Charlap and Sandy Stewart are consummate performers, I must agree with the review of Sharlan Douglas. Both mother and son compliment their artistry so skillfully but the tempo of each selection is ultimately and regretfully the same throughtout the entire album. Neither the superbly intimate phrasing of Sandy Stewart nor the tenderly responsive accompaniment of Bill Charlap sustained the interest of this listener. However, when my choice is limited to a few numbers, the combined talents of both vocalist and pianist are intoxicating as one's stimulating indulgence of a fine and delicate wine."
Sandy Stewart - great singer you never heard of!
M. H. Kelly | St Charles, IL | 07/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"excellent CD.. Sandy takes me back to those smoky night club singers..
what a treat.. she sings with such heart and pain and fun.. she is so sincere.. and son Bill Charlap.... a master at the piano..
what a dynamic duo! so glad i heard the interview on NPR.. I knew I had to own this CD.. I am wearing it out..