She began "How Deep Is the Ocean," for example, with several minutes of unaccompanied piano before she sang a word. And it wasn't a polite, pretty piano solo either; it was full of clanging, percussive chords and eighth-note runs that skittered away from the melody and into new harmonic territory. When she was finally joined by her trio-mates—bassist Greg Ryan and drummer Anthony Pinciotti—DeRose eased into Irving Berlin's lyrics, suggesting that her love is as deep as the ocean. Near the end of the piece, she silenced all three instruments and confided in an intimate, purring whisper, "If I ever lost you, how much would I cry?" She seemed to swoon as she answered with another question, "How deep in the ocean, how high is the sky?"