Linda clearly enjoys many different styles of music. In a world where recording artists are generally expected to stick to one style of music, to make life easier for the marketing staff, Linda is one of the few artists able to record whatever she feels like. Linda recorded three jazz-pop albums in the eighties with Nelson Riddle as producer, and might have recorded more had Nelson lived longer. This 2004 album marks Linda's first jazz-pop album since then. While Nelson employed an orchestra, Linda contented herself this time with a jazz combo. There are never more than eight musicians on any track here but some employ fewer.
The album opens in great style with Tell him that I said hello, a song that I don't think I've heard before. I've heard plenty of versions of the most famous song here, Cry me a river (Julie London, Mari Wilson and Crystal Gayle being among them) but Linda performs it superbly as she does all the songs here. Two Cole Porter songs (Miss Otis regrets, Get out of town), two Frank Loesser songs (Never will I marry, I've never been in love before) and two songs co-written by Sammy Fain (the title track and I'll be seeing you) are among the other highlights, which also include Day dream (Duke Ellington), I fall in love too easily and Blue prelude. Yes, every track here is a highlight.
Some jazz fans will never accept Linda Ronstadt as one of their own, but as somebody who appreciates many different styles of music, I am happy to listen to Linda sing whatever style of music she chooses. Occasionally, a particular album may not quite be quite up to the standard I've come to expect, but most of the time she's brilliant, as she is here.