Miki's ability to tune into the spirit of the likes of Billie Holliday is already known and appreciated, and Miki does so with aplomb on here, supported by the super-talented Chuckii Booker. This is easily my track of the moment. Deliciously put together and one for both soul and jazz fans. Pure class, and all within the first 5 minutes of the CD! Again, “Favorite Time Of Year” may sound familiar but it is definitely new. The piano line and how it scales is straight from the melodic style of Leon Ware. This is sheer class, and hats off to all involved in it. Now, the next song may have an odd title - “Beer For Breakfast” - but again I hear a Leon Ware influence, intricate though it may be, in the mix and the tongue-in-cheek lyrics talking about breaking all the rules is one I definitely connect with! Just don't pour them on your cornflakes, dear. Not nice at all. For lovers of her more soulful delivery please check the monster jams “She” and “You Made Me Love You”. The first is a solid head-bobbing jam complete with Chuckii on keys and backing vocal chores! This is exactly the sort of stuff I want to hear! The latter is more like what we would expect from her 80s collaborations on 1987's “Love Confessions” with Gerald Levert, Marc Gordon or Lemel Humes. I can do nothing but recommend this album – check out the standards also. Pure class, and so...Miki Howard!