All About Jazz NY, Feb. ’09

Written by Marcia Hillman

“As the liner notes indicate, Donatelli chooses to “be another instrument.” This approach is reminiscent of Stan Kenton’s work with vocalist June Christy. However, Donatelli sounds like no other instrument. She possesses a silky smooth quality that enables her to sing anything, is lyric-driven and gifted with perfect pitch and wonderful timing. Keezer’s fine piano contributions and arranging are heard throughout the CD, but it is Donatelli’s voice that stands out, having an enveloping power.”