It's amazing (to me, anyway) that there are so many splendid artists so near to me (Carrie is based in Seattle, only a few miles from my abode)... her vocal work on this October 2015 release is full of life and the joy of living it! After listening to her sweet & loose vocal on the haunting "Desolation Moon", it's clear that I need to carve some time out of my busy (retirement, lol) schedule & get on up North to hear her live, & maybe do a live interview as well. She's joined by some highly qualified players (Bill Anschell - piano; Jeff Johnson - bass; Byron Vannoy - drums & Aria Prame - harmony on "Maybe"), and they smoke that jazz, to be sure! You'll just love the laid-back feel on "Watercolor Rhyme", and find yourself thinking back to far earlier days (Bill's piano work on this tune is excellent). Of the eleven superb pieces offered up, it was "Small Day Tomorrow" that captured my vote for personal favorite, though... a perfect feel for these great NW rainy days. I give Carrie and her fellow players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this excellent album.