The seven songs on Mirror zip by in about 30 minutes, but there’s an amazing amount of musicianship packed into that short timespan. Grace has the pipes of a mature pop singer, and for brief moments it seems that she’s ready to dish out typical mellow radio fare.

But she is far more adventurous than that. On “Penny” she doles out her lyrics in little bursts of stop/start sing-song, a quirk that many listeners will recognize as having its genesis in the work of Kate Bush. Mirror is essentially a jazz album, though, and “Penny” completely smokes as Grace, on piano, leads her five-piece in a hip jam featuring guitarist Perry Smith.

Grade: A

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