Progeny Watch

Monica Mancini: On her eponymous debut album, Henry Mancini's daughter reveals a strong but sweet voice that rides a melody just so. The songs are Dad's--Moon River and others--with their mix of sophistication and schmaltz. Tart strings help keep Monica on the right side of the equation. The new label is PBS Records: music to drive Volvos by?

--By Bruce Handy


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