The Time of My Life (1997)

I Concentrate On You
Someone To Watch Over Me
(G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin)
Old Friends
September Song
I Didn't Know About You
You Fascinate Me So
Here I'll Stay
A Sleepin' Bee
Once Upon A Time
What Did I Have That I Don't Have?
A Song For You
(L. Russell)
Something To Live For


Produced by Ettore Stratta
Musical direction & arrangements by Mike Renzi
Executive producer: Mort Drosnes
Piano and Keyboards: Mike Renzi
Bass: Paul West, Ben Brown
Drums and Percussion: Allan Schwartzberg
Tenor Saxophone: Harry Allen
Trumpet: Glenn Drewes
Guitar: Jay Berliner
Sterling S1015-2, USA 1997.

40 years after her debut album, Diahann released this little gem. She may no longer be able (or willing) to deliever the kind of powerhouse vocals she once did, but that is not a bad thing. She is 100% in control and she is able to express emotions with a voice that is textured and relaxed. Still sensual but with a layer of wisdom she takes these songs to a new level as she sings of love gained and love lost, about the time that's been and the time that is left. A truly intimate setting puts the melodies and the lyrics in the forefront, just as it should be.