Valerie was recently reviewed in The Jordan Times:
Cool, tranquil and easy, that’s the kind of jazz Valerie Joyce sings. “New York Blue” is an album by the young lady with American and Japanese blood in her veins. It features 13 tracks of soothing material that is guaranteed to lower your pulse rate and make you forget your troubles, if only for the duration of the playback.
If Joyce’s voice is the main ingredient of the recipe to sonic heaven, the entire album, including the pristine performance of the instrumentalists and the high-tech recording by Chesky as well, they all contribute to make a quality of production that is hard to surpass. We are at the opposite of loud and show off here. It’s all done with finesse, with subtlety and good taste.