All About Jazz (April 2007)
Vol 5 Number 3
On her second release, vocalist Veronica Nunn puts forth a charming
collection of standards that features her warm and inviting voice in
it's best lighting. Supported by pianist Travis Shook's trio with Jennifer
Vincent (bass) and Jaz Sawyer (drums), Nunn's clearly enunciated vocals
breeze through a snappy version of "A Foggy Day" and a cleverly
unique take of "Thou Swell." On the slower songs like "Where
or When" and "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons," she
is disarmingly comforting, letting her assuring voice caress you like
a late night neck rub.
The supporting trio is flexible and able to run the gamut from sentimental
ballads to Afro Cuban exotica. On a song like "More Than You Know," the
band languishes behind Nunn's enveloping vocals with delicacy and affection.
Nunn has plenty to offer, and she's off to a running start.
- George Harris