A superbly understated and knowing vocal here from Denise Donatelli on Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian's 'Whistling in the Dark' (a song that appeared on their 2020 release Blue Umbrella) and drawn from Donatelli's upcoming Bacharach-themed album of which it is the title track, the album to be released by Savant at the end of August.
Produced by the great Larry Klein who also plays bass guitar and keys on the album, the groove is super subtle with the liminal tempo and feel steered into so well by Vinnie Colaiuta. The mood on the track in its instrumental backdrop is Ry Cooder-like in its earthy looseness. The album also includes 'The Look of Love,' 'In Between the Heartaches,' 'Toledo,' 'Anyone Who Had a Heart,' 'Walk On By,' 'In the Darkest Place,' 'Mexican Divorce' and 'A House Is Not A Home.'
Denise Donatelli, photo via Twitter