In the film Last Holiday, Queen Latifah plays awkward, underconfident Georgia, who decides to finally start living after learning she only has a few months to live. Now that's acting.
You see, the real Latifah is cool, calm, collected, an easy, breezy, beautiful cover girl, if you will. And nothing testifies to her breeziness more than Trav'lin' Light, which could have easily been called NyQuil - rest assured, this disc will help you get your Zs.
Her voice is better than passable, and such drastic reinvention is always bold and impressive, but no number of Stevie Wonder harmonica solos can save this adult-contempo snoozer. It's a lounge-bound collection of standards and pseudo-standards that will appeal to the target audience, which seems to be the Kenny G crowd.