Like the finest whiskey seasoned in sherry casks made from American oak.
But do remove your jazz snob digit from fundamental parts of your body first because it's groove that comes with a lifetime guarantee you'll be singing, humming, air guitaring along to rather than posturing about.
Too many highlights to mention on Book of Queens but take tenor sax New Orleans great Branford Marsalis giving it a lot of earthy oomph on the Little Willie John song 'Fever' a smash for Peggy Lee. Or take a pit stop to settle yourself for the really high register organ line and all the piquant stops pulled out by Hammond B3 organist Eric Finland spluttering and splattering on the Billy Taylor classic associated with Nina Simone, 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.'
Guitarist Eric Krasno (known for Lettuce and Soulive) teaming up with drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic) in this soulful rootsy celebration of women musicians recorded at the Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock and spans Billie Eilish, Aretha Franklin, H.E.R., Brittany Howard, Sharon Jones, Peggy Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse songs.
Stanton is majestic whether strutting on Billie Eilish's 'Lost Cause' or rolling in the deep into Kacey Musgraves song 'Slow Burn'. The whole thing ages beautifully. Photo: detail from the cover art