Deep in a Dream
From the liner notes of DEEP IN A DREAM: BARBARA LEA SINGS JIMMY VAN HEUSEN,Whitney Balliett says 'Barbara Lea is a singer's singer. She has no appreciable style, because style implies self and when she sings she puts her ego to one side and attempts to make each song exactly what it's composer and lyricist intended. She has a deep, dry, forceful voice; her tones resonate. She also has an even vibrato, great rhythmic agility; sharp dynamics and voice timbres that move from soft to sandpaper. One immediately senses the bell of deliberation she moves under.'