After a lengthy instrumental intro, Bernadette’s warm and trembling voice slinks into “Summertime” and “Nobody’s Cryin'”. Bernadette keeps the spotlight on the low key “So Cruel”, and the sultry pairing of “When The Sun Comes” and “Fever”.
The band unfortunately takes over on several tunes, beginning with the cover of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan”. If you favor jazz instrumentalists to vocalists, you’ll probably enjoy their playing time. But I found myself waiting impatiently through the jams for Bernadette to resume singing.
The disc includes four bonus tracks – the swaying “Wrong Turn”, an alternate take on “Money”, the brassy “Man’s Ruin”, and the quiet finale “Rain”.