Marilyn Scott, vocals; George Duke, Vinnie Colaiuta, Brian Bromberg, Ray Fuller; (no instruments listed).
Southern Californian Marilyn Scott presents her seventh album with a relaxed style that enters the senses very comfortably. "I Wished On The Moon" and "Smile" set that scene with ease, the backing group settle round her like an old glove; piano and guitar excel on the first track and vibes are prominent on "Smile". Marilyn is very laid back, the voice entices, often stimulating a gentle urgency; her music is beautifully expressive. Hoagy Carmichael's music often created a gentle beauty, and Marilyn is a natural to continue this genre; "Stardust" is made for such treatment. "Isn't This A Lovely Day" is given the same cool, relaxed treatment. Marilyn never raises her voice, relying on expression and well placed timing. "Here's To Life" is so sentimentally delivered that one wishes to agree with her. I like Marilyn Scott, her elegant style soothes and stimulates. Great listening.
by Ferdinand Maylin