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Dream of Life
Carmen McRae
Dream of Life
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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On this 1989 recording before the West German Radio (WDR) orchestra, Carmen McRae's unique way with a song is perfectly framed. The project--a dream of arranger-bassist, John Clayton--was the result of taking Carmen's styl...  more »

      
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All Artists: Carmen McRae
Title: Dream of Life
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 9/29/1998
Release Date: 9/29/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624634027

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On this 1989 recording before the West German Radio (WDR) orchestra, Carmen McRae's unique way with a song is perfectly framed. The project--a dream of arranger-bassist, John Clayton--was the result of taking Carmen's style (and favorite tunes) and sculpting a big band sound to match. From the opening "In Walked Bud" (by Thelonious Monk) to the apt finale, "You're a Weaver of Dreams," McRae's rich, immaculate voice wraps itself around every syllable while the orchestra colors her every nuance. Great attention is given to dynamics: from whispers to exaltations, the band is right in sync. Clayton's sensitive, well-conceived arrangements provide the perfect canvas for Carmen McRae's deep, assertive stylings, complimenting her natural way with a song. --Wally Shoup
 

CD Reviews

Great-got more Carmen on Warner Bros.?
01/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is from the later side of Carmen McRae. All the songs are jazz-like, and she sings the songs lavishingly with John Clayton's orchestra. Jazz fans, get this NOW!"