's final Philips LP Act One-Sing, Too
is also her most alluring. Arranger Jerry Fields
channels inspiration from contemporary pop and jazz to create a hip, stylish atmosphere that perfectly complements her dusky voice. Fields
introduces melancholy horns, vibes and other accents that underscore the session's after-hours atmosphere, while Bergen
responds with a thoughtful performance that fully capitalizes on the world-weary sophistication of her distinctive approach. The material's a bit tame and predictable, but at least the forward-thinking arrangements compensate. And while it's inaccurate to suggest that Bergen
reinvents chestnuts like "The Way You Look Tonight" and "As Time Goes By," she certainly approaches them from interesting angles.