I heard the gospel piece on the radio today and had to get this album. If nothing else, just for that tune, it's worth it. I am a former professional jazz musician and am usually not fond at all of vocalists unless they are superb (such as Bobby McFerrin, Billie Holiday, Phoebe Snow, Etta James, Ray Charles, et al) in voice and originality. Carla Cook definitely meets all the criteria for me, and then some. If she doesn't stop, expect her to be as large a name in jazz as there is, at the top. Superb CD, very diverse, by jazz standards, as well.