|Vocalist Marlena Shaw is a true original with sensational charm and versatile style. Her performance takes away the border that separates jazz, rock, pop and R&B - with competent expressiveness. She also has a natural ability to connect with her audience. It can be said that her amazing talent is best expressed when singing live. If you have ever experienced her performance, it is no wonder that her schedule has been booked throughout the years.
This album was record live at B Flat, in Tokyo, where the tickets sold out immediately. Marlena Shaw and her trio - Clarence McDonald (piano), Jeff Chambers (bass) and Ron Otis (drums) with special guest Rickey Woodard on saxophone fascinated the audience with their various repertoire; from jazz standards to pop numbers including her hits "Don't Ask to Stay Until Tomorrow (Theme from 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar')," "Feel Like Makin' Love" and "Loving You Was Like a Party." Her talent for improvisation and song rendering is never spared during the whole performance.
This album has not only captured her art of live performance, it is a great selection of her hit numbers which will surely open your heart.