Many thanks to Rob Lester at talkinbroadway.com for this great review

Mark Jennett knows and shows that a flame kept low for a slow-burning fire can be more effective than the dramatic, fiery, attention-grabbing vocalizing many prefer.  It takes talent and focus to be mellow and yet mesmerizing.

Mark takes the tempo and drama in low gear, but never sounds dispassionate or too offhand.  A quiet confidence informs his stance and phrasing, with vulnerability cloaked in a jazz man's hip assuredness.  There's a respect implied and an understanding when he and his arranger go into uncharted waters.

Jennett and Geoff Gascoyne, the arranger-producer-band member (bass, organ, synthesizer and glockenspiel) have the rare ability of making songs sound in the moment and owned, without the whiff of gimmicks.

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