Carrie Smith – Every Now And Then
1. Every Now and Then - 5:36 2. Black Coffee - 5:11 3. My One and Only Love - 4:27 4. Rough and Ready - 3:44 5. Without a Song - 5:36 6. Secret Love - 4:35 7. I Need a Shoulder to Cry On - 6:02 8. That Ole Devil Called Love - 4:53 9. Stardust - 7:03 10. When You Go to Town Tomorrow - 2:46 11. I Believe - 5:35
Carrie Smith (vocals) , Bross Townsend / James Williams (piano) , Houston Person (saxophone) , Jerome Richardson (saxophone, flute) , Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) , Brian Torff (bass) , Bernard Purdie (drums)
1. AllMusic - Scott Yanow
This particular effort by singer Carrie Smith is more of an R&B date than a jazz session, despite the presence of such players as tenorman Houston Person, Jerome Richardson on reeds, and pianist James Williams (who alternates with Bross Townsend). Smith performs both jazz and R&B standards (this version of "Without a Song," despite what it says, is not the jazz tune) and infuses each interpretation with a strong dose of gospel and soul. Some of the performances are a bit trivial and obvious, with the background singers not adding much of value during their two appearances. An OK set, but of lesser interest to jazz listeners than some of Carrie Smith's earlier dates.