Smooth jazz and sophisticated R&B form the foundation of this collaboration between trumpeteer Matt Jordan and veteran session singer Kelli Sae. From opening track "Who I Wanna Love," the vibe is

Smooth jazz and sophisticated R&B form the foundation of this collaboration between trumpeteer Matt Jordan and veteran session singer Kelli Sae. From opening track "Who I Wanna Love," the vibe is easygoing and sultry. Sae's soul-dripping vocals are prominently featured, which is a good thing—particularly on tracks like "Livin' on the Edge of Love," which sports such lackluster lyrics as "There's no one on the beach/I wish that you were here with me/We could watch the setting sun/Then let the moonlight cover us." In the hands of Sae, though, such perfunctory storytelling is deftly elevated. Elsewhere, "Gotta Get Up," a funky throwdown, is as sassy as it is vibrant. Both it and the bittersweet "If I Still Loved You" are album high points.—MP