I became interested in Helen Humes many years ago but hadn't re-investigated her catalogue until recently. This stunning album is testament to her superb interpretive skills and effortless swing. One inestimable advantage of this set is some incredibly stylish charts by West Coast giant Marty Paich, who complements her style perfectly. Humes tackles some great songs here, including the rare but gorgeous "Every Now and Then". She also delivers the definitive performance of one of her stapes, "If I Could be with You" (a very fine song). Anyway in sum I just love this album and Miss Humes takes her place in the pantheon of the greatest jazz singers, easily ranking with Fitzgerald, O'Day et al.