Great material + great arrangements + great performances = one great album, perfect for late night listening/dancing/nightcap/all of the above with the one you love. If you want to class up your collection, locate this album of standards. Biggest surprise: Dizzy Gillespie's daughter, vocalist Jeanie Bryson, comes strong and holds her own (she's no Holiday, but who is?). Many argue this is Blanchard's best work; I'm going to put it second to The Heart Speaks in a close race. I should listen to this disc more often than I do.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart
Tracks: My favorites are Nice Work If You Can Get It, Good Morning Heartache, Fine And Mellow, and I Cover The Waterfront. The only misstep is Strange Fruit.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None
Previously revisited for the blog:
Let's Get Lost (2001)
The Heart Speaks (1996)
Music From Mo' Better Blues (1990)