You cannot listen to Parris for more than a few moments without being startled by her talent. I hear a little Carmen McRae when I listen to Rebecca, says Ron DellaChiesa, the jazz disk jockey at WGBH in Boston. And a little Sarah Vaughan. I think she's on that level." You Don't Know Me features Rebecca's longtime trio of Brad Hatfield on piano, Peter Kontrimas on bass, Matt Gordy on drums (with Jim Lattini taking over on the title cut) and three guests--Jerry Bergonzi, tenor saxophone; Gary Burton, vibraphone; and Houston Person, tenor saxophone.
Whether in a duo or quartet,performing a bluesor a bossa,Rebecca proves once again that she's one of the best jazz vocalists on the scene today.