DownBeat, * * * * Four stars

One of the “Best Jazz Albums of the Year”

Kirk Silsbee
“Borla pulls off a hat trick on this disc: She’s on equal footing with her instrumentalists but remains the focal point with stellar performances… An impressive musical feat. 4 stars!”



Jazz Times, Christopher Loudon
"Among the best, boldest and most innovative vocalists around…Working exclusively with Borla's playlist…vocal-based jazz symbiosis rarely reaches such splendor."arrangements, the sextet exercises its fervent cohesion across a marvelously wide-ranging."


Cadence Magazine, Robert Rusch
"Meaty…Here is a 'jazz singer' who understands what a jazz sextet is; my kind of singer and my kind of group."


Jazz Weekly, George W. Harris
“Here's a lady that really defines 'jazz vocalist.' A wondrous album…You're going to LOVE this one!


Amazon.com, Grady Harp
“This is terrific jazz music making from a queen of scat as well as pure vocal beaury…Her ensemble couldn’t be better. Another winner, here.”


Jazz History Online, Tom Cunniffe

"Superb album...(One of the best singers in the Chicago area…) Her scat singing is quite inventive, revealing a deep knowledge of jazz harmony."  


BlogCritics, Jack Goodstein
"…Her voice is an instrument to be reckoned with. She is a force of nature."


 Jazz Journal (UK), * * * * Four stars 

Sally Evans-Darby
"… Again demonstrates her impressive versatility as a musician… Her sheer vocal audacity… pinpoint precision… striking notes as truly as any instrument (and) her wordless vocalizing, flaunted to full effect…"


Radio Grand Brive, France, Serge Warin
"Superb!  The voice of Janice is a jewel, her group shows that it's a pleasure to play with her."  


All About Jazz, C. Michael Bailey

"…Round and polished performances showing off Borla's impressive scat and vocalesecapabilities…Borla has chops to spare."  


Jazz Mostly, Bruce Crowther 
"Janice makes clear with her full, rich vocal sound and her superb musicianship that jazz singing is in more than capable hands."



The Best of Brazil, Randy Morse
“(Her) scatting…is irresistible.  The entire album is wonderful! Great arrangements.”


10Radio, United Kingdom, Tony Soley
"What a quandary…Which track to play from a CD that is perfect?"  

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