After releasing an ambitious big band album—"The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan" in 2001—Reeves revels in a more intimate setting with "A Little Moonlight." Working with her touring

After releasing an ambitious big band album—"The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan" in 2001—Reeves revels in a more intimate setting with "A Little Moonlight." Working with her touring trio—Reuben Rogers (bass), Greg Hutchinson (drums) and Peter Martin (piano)—Reeves delivers a quiet, unabashedly romantic jazz album. Of the 10 songs on the CD, none is more expressive of the spirit and warmth of the project than "What a Little Moonlight Can Do." Not only does the song impart the key amorous vibe, but the wonderful interplay between Reeves' scat vocals and Martin's piano solo epitomizes the notion of freedom in the groove. Another special moment is Reeves' languid take on "You Go to My Head." Here, accompanying Reeves, is trumpeter Nicholas Payton, who lingers note by note on her vocal, then adds his own sultry solo comment to underwrite this lazy jam.—PVV

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