On Summertime Lullaby, the latest release from versatile pianist/vocalist/composer Peggy Duquesnel, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter takes her listeners on a musical journey through the world of romance. Subtitled Jazz Standards and Love Songs, the recording combines Ms. Duquesnel's own wonderful compositions, including the lovely title track, with popular classics from the Great American Songbook. Inspired by the love in her own life, the disc is dedicated by the singer to her husband and features a selection of some of the couple's favorite songs, as well as original works inspired by their shared times. Joined by a first-class ensemble with some of the west coast's finest jazz players, Duquesnel shows herself to be not just a capable pianist and vocalist, but also a talented arranger, as she puts her own stamp on some of the cherished chestnuts she interprets here, including "The Days of Wine and Roses," "My Romance," "Fly Me To The Moon" and "Stay As Sweet As You Are." Her piano shines especially brightly on the instrumental selections "On Green Dolphin Street," "Mack The Knife," "Satin Doll" and "Take The A Train," with a ringing tone and deliberate two- handed style that nods to the early stride masters. On her original compositions "Summertime Lullaby," "In The Quiet Hours" and "Promised Land," Duquesnel translates the joy and hope of true love into words and music that are infectious in their optimism, while she changes moods with the energetic "Drivin' Blues." With a voice that is tender yet strong, that can emote from sweet to sultry with impeccable diction and intonation, Peggy Duquesnel is an artist whose music is poised to touch listeners where they feel it the most-in their hearts and souls.