After 3½ years off records, Joanne Brackeen
returned by getting signed to Concord and cutting her first standards album. Joined by bassist Cecil McBee
and drummer Al Foster
explores such unlikely tunes as "I've Got the World on a String," "This Is Always" and "Day by Day," but that does not mean that she was suddenly sounding like Teddy Wilson
distinctive style is heard very much intact in this fairly accessible format, and she makes the ancient tunes sound fresh. Recommended.