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Format: CD 
Label: Mapleshade 
Year: 1999 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS:

1 Nick of Time 
2 Detour Ahead 
3 I Fall In Live Too Easily 
4 Jim 
5 The Best Is Yet To Come 
6 Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 
7 Overjoyed 
8 Daydream 
9 Save Your Love For Me 
10 Lonely Woman 

PERSONNEL: 

Bass – Keter Betts, Steve Novosel 
Cello – Barbara Brown 
Drums – Jimmy Cobb 
Percussion – Steve Berrios 
Piano – Larry Willis 
Saxophone – Joe Ford 
Viola – Jennifer Rende 
Violin – Rick Schmidt, Tom Ginsberg 
Vocals – Sunny Sumter 
Engineer – Pierre Sprey 
Producer – Larry Willis 

JazzTimes says "Sunny’s voice is lovely, lush, liquid. Her timbre is reminiscent of Lena Horne; her phrasing recalls Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae. Hers is a brandy-rich sound with a velvet-smooth style, perfect for ballads such as "Daydream" and "Save Your Love for Me"." 

Larry Willis’ soulful piano chops brought out Sunny’s most gorgeous interpretations of Sarah, Billie and Stevie Wonder songs. Larry leads other jazz heavies including Keter Betts, Jimmy Cobb and McCoy Tyner’s altoist, Joe Ford, plus the Rick Schmidt String Quintet. 

Sunny Sumter is a Washington, DC native, a graduate of Duke Ellington High School and Howard University. She is currently the executive director of the DC Jazz Festival. 

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