Another fine recording emerges from the Studio at Puck's Farm in Schomberg, Ontario. Brenda Carol, a native of Sudbury, makes her CD debut with a fine group of musicians including collectively Stephen Gardner, piano; Lorne Lofsky, guitar; Ted Quinlan, guitar; Igor Romanyk, violin; Steve Wallace, bass; Stephen Crowe, trumpet; Daniel Barnes, drums and Art Avalos, percussion. Brenda is accompanied by both a quintet and sextet. This bright new singer is a welcome addition to the Canadian jazz scene and carries on the tradition of such luminaries as Chris Connor and June Christy. The young lady is a pure jazz singer in every sense of the word. Drawing from the pop charts of the 30s and 40s, Brenda seems very much at home with Old Devil Moon, Lush Life, Summertime, The Man I Love and God Bless the Child. She swings nicely on Bye Bye Blackbird and Everything I've Got Belongs to You.
Igor Romanyk's solo efforts on The Man I love and God Bless the Child are outstanding. As always, bassist Steve Wallace is a wonderful asset to any group. All in all, a nice debut for Brenda and the group.