Hip jazz from Broadway star and concert performer Jodi Stevens ("Urban Cowboy", "Jekyll & Hyde" and "Dracula, The Musical"). Backed by masters Ted Rosenthal (piano and arrangements), Jay Leonhart (bass), Akira Tana (drums), Lew Soloff (trumpet) and Andy Parsons (saxophones).
1 Girl Talk (5:17)
2 It Never Entered My Mind (6:30)
3 Lover Come Back To Me (4:18)
4 Blue Gardenia (4:39)
5 Foolin' Myself (4:44)
6 Angel Eyes (4:32)
7 I'm A Woman (3:24)
8 He Was Too Good To Me (4:54)
9 Come On A My House (3:18)
10 More Than You Know (4:43)
11 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (3:31)
12 Girl Talk (reprise) (0:58)
"These great songs are sung and played with style, grace,and always with heart."
— Frank Wildhorn (composer of "Jekyll & Hyde," "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "Civil War," and "Dracula, The Musical")
"Jodi Stevens has a warm voice, a straightforward delivery, and a swinging style… For this set she is joined by an excellent jazz quintet that includes pianist Ted Rosenthal, the colorful trumpeter Lew Soloff, and Andy Parsons on tenor… Throughout this well-paced program, Stevens sounds confident and does a fine job with the diverse material. Worth checking out."
—All Music Guide, April 2003 AMG Rating: four stars
"…witty, clever and romantic arrangements… The enhanced CD takes advantage of modern audio technology with considerable multimedia content [makes] this a full-fledged technological side show… fifty minutes of standards repackaged and rearranged, giving a brighter burnish to these great hits. Recommended."
—All About Jazz