A very nice album but very questionable sound quality.
Jay Shigeta | Tampa, FL | 09/07/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First, I must say this is one of the best albums Maxine Sullivan made during the last and most prolific period of her career. Some selections may not be well suited to Ms. Sullivan's style, or may not be worthy of her great talent, but all composer's songbooks usually face the same dilemma. There are some more notable Burton Lane compositions that got overlooked, namely Moments Like This. The biggest problem of this CD however is the audio engineering of the whole album. It sounds like the session was recorded by a young rock 'n' roll guy with lots of distortions and really heavy reverb that make piano sound like a cheap electric piano. These qualities make it very hard for me to enjoy this CD full-heartedly. I personally prefer listening to her excellent albums like "Queen With Swedish-All Stars Vol. 2 and 3," "Uptown," "Spring Isn't Everything" and "Love Always," which have more honest jazz feel and really good sound. Perhaps those who play CDs on a small cheap sound system may not hear what I'm complaining about."