We gave it a B+
On their much-anticipated collaboration, B.B. King, authentic and unflappable, provides a steadying influence on the more volatile Diane Schuur, checking her occasional tendency to oversing. His deep, relaxed tones provide welcome contrast to her more emotional, higher- pitched ones on Heart to Heart. And as different as their styles are, their rapport is superb. You hear it not just in the singing, but in the bantering, which radiates affection. ”You’ve got to feel the motivation,” Schuur ad-libs to King at one point-and we do.