Down Beat (p.74) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Bode's music -- jazz crossed with the singer-songwriter school -- is characterized by a sweetness with pensive shadows."
Personnel: Erin Bode (vocals); Erin Bode; Adam Maness (acoustic guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond b-3 organ); Dave Eggar (cello); Sydney Rodway (bass guitar); Josh Mease (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Seamus Blake (tenor saxophone); Chris Higginbottom (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Katsuhiko Naito.
Liner Note Author: Erin Bode.
Recording information: Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY (05/19/2005-05/21/2005).
Photographers: Dena Katz; Jimmy Katz.
The St. Louis-based jazz vocalist Erin Bode's second album builds on the American Songbook interpretations of her first release with a collection of self-penned originals, as well as covers of Paul Simon's "Graceland," Simply Red's "Holding Back the Years," and the standard "Alone Together." Her accompanying trio provides a supple, subtle accompaniment on this down-tempo set of ballads.