Then and Now
With a repertory anchored in the bedrock of American popular song, Canadian vocalist Flora Scott swings with an insouciance reminiscent of the hip nonchalance of Mose Allison. Her bluesy inflections in evergreens like "Exactly Like You" simmer. Taking the measure of poignant fare such as Earl Hines' "Everything Depends on You," Scott proves a compelling storyteller. She's also an effective guitarist. The tight combo charts are by Anita Bonkowski.