"Back Home is, simply put, one of the finest jazz vocal efforts that I have heard this year. Sue Tucker's voice fits the material like an old lace glove. It is straightforward, husky and warm, with touches of Billie Holiday's world wisdom and Blossom Dearie's playfulness, around the edges.  Sue Tucker is what Norah Jones should hope to sound like, as Ms. Jones matures.  Ms. Tucker has also selected tunes that complement her voice and the concept.  Usually on a collection such as this, I will find myself saying "maybe this wasn't a good idea" about at least one of the tracks.  I honestly cannot say that about any of the choices here." 
By Curtis Davenport/Jazz Improv, Sum.issue 2007, V7N3

"...Up until now, I had been knocked out this year by three women, all relatively unknown, and on small, independent labels,who had delivered exceptional work: Sandy Sasso, Sue Tucker, and the recently Grammy-nominated Roberta Gambarini."
By Curtis Davenport/Jazz Improv - Jan. 2007

 

"Sue Tucker has a bit of a Susannah McCorkle-ish lilt to her voice and manages once again to make the music come alive."
Michael P. Gladstone /All About Jazz.com - Feb. 2007

 

"This album is a gem from the first note of the up-tempo rendition of Irving Berlin's "The Best Thing For You". Tucker's sound and intonation are magnificent. May I Come In is a richly musical, warm sounding recording, that is brimming with superb horn arrangements, a refreshing collection of standard songs, swinging solos that have me wanting more, and the well-developed musical talents, impeccable taste and sophisticated sound of Sue Tucker."
From Jazz Improv by Winthrop Bedford / 2003

 

"Her voice is so sweet and endearing; it reminded me of the way Ella Fitzgerald always sends me straight to heaven."
From Jazzreview.com by Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

 

"Good things come in small packages! She harkens back to an era when girl singers, like Chris Connor or June Christy, just sang without gimmicks or artifice, melisma or multi-tracking. What makes this album work is that Sue Tucker knows how to swing these tunes."
Michael P. Gladstone / All About Jazz.com

 

"Terriffic Straight Ahead Singing by one of the Twin Cities finest
vocalist, Sue Tucker. Sue's CD swings from the outset and
you'll play it again and again."
Jerry Swanberg / KBEM Jazz88

 

"Her voice twinkles; some words are mischievous, and others have a childlike glow. If you seek a romantic voice, your search has ended.
Sue Tucker is Meant For You."
reviewed by John Barrett, Jazz USA

 

"Sue is a restrained vocal stylist that has the deepest respect for the lyric and puts her emphasis on the words rather than on dynamics and technique."
Peter La Barbera / The Jazz Zine

 

"This lady is one to be on the watch for because her singing has all the qualities that make for a great vocalist. Highly recommended."
Jazz Chronicles

 

© 2003 Sue Tucker