As jazz continues to swagger gleefully down the corridors of time, we hear echoes of its history, as well as precious reminders of its soothing tones, from artists such as Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Buble, and most recently, Dwayna Litz. Like artists of the past, Dwayna takes these songs and makes them distinctly hers. She actually does so courageously, in my humble opinion, because she goes toe to toe with iconic legends Judy Garland and Satchmo himself, Louis Armstrong, as she sings a medley, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World.” When Ms. Litz sings, however, she does not disappoint.... far from it. It is a delight, and her expression of these signature songs from Garland and Armstrong, takes you on a musical journey which is unique, moving and memorable. It's like listening to the song for the first time. The musicians on this album are incredible. The details, the special little somethin'-somethin's they provide, make this album a very special production indeed. Truly, I salute the producer, the engineers, the musicians, and everyone involved with the making of Counting Your Blessings. True to the very best of jazz offerings in the past, as jazz cannot be defined by a singular sector in its history, its nuances, or its celebrations, Counting Your Blessings does not fit into any real jazz category, yet, belongs to all of them. Each song by itself, and the album as a whole, is a delight to the soul and a pleasure to the musical senses. I absolutely love this album and most highly recommend it.