Telarc, 2001, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Janis is one of the original members of The Manhattan Transfer. She rocks on “I Want You To Be My Baby”, mesmerizes on “Go Away Little Boy”, touches our soul on “Don’t Go to Strangers” and adds some nice harmonizing on “I Wish You Love”. Cedar Walton (p), David “Fathead” Newman (s), Winard Harper (d) and guest artist Tom Harrell (t & flugelhorn) keep it fresh behind her with warm accompaniment.