"With Shirley Horn and Hadda Brooks gone, singer-pianist Betty Bryant may be our last practitioner of a brand of cool, sly, laid-back swing honed in a thousand smoky saloons on a million nights. Betty has worked in the fast lane of West Coast jazz for over sixty years, but she knows how to take her time." --James Gavin (biographer of Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, and Chet Baker)