There are some Americana standards like Gershwin's "Summertime," and Ahbez's "Nature Boy," and unexpected things like a version of Brubeck's "Blue Rondo a la Turk" paired with "Hummingbird," and neglected obscurities that have definitive voicings--"Lady of the Harbor" very much comes to and stays in the mind. It's a generally excellent selection of surprises that straddle jazz, roots, country and all kinds of American elements juxtaposed with rather extraordinary arrangements. And a vocal performance by Jacqui that does the same with the vocals that the arrangements do to the instrumental backdrop--she combines ways of singing that extend our heritage and make it very new.
It's the opposite of a ho-hum standards "jazz vocalist" release. It's vivid, exciting and very innovative in ways that may well get her some airplay and positive attention.
I am an enthusiast, anyway!