MAXJAZZ, 2002, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Carla’s voice is like the title track, “Simply Natural”. She glides through the lyrics with ease, warming our spirits along the way. The program is a collection of eleven ballads and jazzy blues like “Tulip Or Turnip” and the soulful harmonizing of “Still Gotta Thing For You”. Cook entertains us with drama and dynamics whether singing the lyrics or scatting backed by a strong rhythm section including Cyrus Chestnut and Bruce Barth alternating on piano.