Sophie Milman's 2011 album, 'In the Moonlight' was recorderd in New York, and resulted in a very pleasant record, in both sound and execution. Unfortunately it was also a very safe effort, covering a nice selection of lessor played standards, and the song 'So Sorry' by Leslie Feist. Ms. Milman's three previous albums were recorded in Toronto, and especially on the 2009 album, 'Take Love Easy', feels so much more passionate, and alive. The song selection included far riskier choices, interesting arrangements and performances; offering far greater reward for the listener.
Sophie Milman has an incredible voice and talant that shines when she steps outside the typical jazz lounge singer box, so this is a disappointing effort when compared to the afore mentioned, and 'Make Someone Happy'(2007), or even her first album from 2004.
If you already have her previous disks, this one makes for a nice dinner companion, if not, start at the beginning.