Reviews / The Star: Here In The Moment

CD: Here in the Moment
The Star, Toronto Edition
Review by Ashante Infantry

This is the 51-year-old Seattle performer’s sophomore disc after making the transition from orthodontist to songstress in 2002. With two different ace rhythm sections she shows aplomb as she makes her way through standards such as “The Very Thought of You,” “Night and Day” and “I Could Have Danced All Night.” Kentucky-born and Indiana-raised, Pettis is by turns elegant and sultry, recalling the likes of Nancy Wilson and Anita O’Day with great clarity and risky phrasing. Here’s to midlife crises. Top Track: A soulful “Thought About You” with only piano accompaniment.
* * * * (out of 4)

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