In view of her formal voice training, Silvano's singing, while enthusiastic, is in some ways surprisingly restrained. She uses her operatic range while scatting, but not much elsewhere. Her pleasing timbre is rather lean, and she doesn't use a lot of vibrato. Her strengths are that she is relaxed and she enunciates precisely. Her improvised lines also have real substance, and the members of Silvano's band do a fine job of backing her, as well as soloing. Drummer Victor Lewis and bassist Essiet Essiet play propulsively but not obtrusively; Larry Goldings demonstrates that he is among the most lyrical jazz organists around; guitarist Vic Juris accompanies Silvano impeccably; and Lovano turns in lovely, Stan Getz-like work on "A Flower" and duets excellently with Goldings during "Climbin' the Peak." As if this weren't enough, the arrangements are fine, showing a good deal of attention to detail.
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