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Make Me Dream Some More
     

Make Me Dream Some More

by John Sheridan & His Dream Band
 
Every one of the 17 tracks from pianist Sheridan and his little big band refers to the REM state whilst sleeping, and the images one's brain conjures. But don't think this is sleepy time music, it's swing era-styled jazz done in the now. Sheridan is joined by brassmen Randy Reinhart and Dan Barrett, reedmen Brian

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Every one of the 17 tracks from pianist Sheridan and his little big band refers to the REM state whilst sleeping, and the images one's brain conjures. But don't think this is sleepy time music, it's swing era-styled jazz done in the now. Sheridan is joined by brassmen Randy Reinhart and Dan Barrett, reedmen Brian Ogilvie and Ron Hockett, guitarist Reuben Ristrom, bassist Phil Flanigan, drummer Jeff Hamilton, and on five tracks vocalist Rebecca Kilgore. Some of the more outstanding instrumental music heard here occurs on the upswung, counterpoint drenched "Dream a Little Dream of Me," and the short solo laden "When My Dreamboat Comes Home." These exemplify the band having as much fun with these tunes as possible. Sheridan arranged the pieces, and he somewhat modifies a few, taking the lead himself on "I'll See You in My Dreams" while the punchy horns follow, adopting an Ellington jungle stance for "Sleep, Come on and Take Me," again with Dixie type rapport with the horns, and adding lilt with clarinet and sax to "I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams." Many ensemblites get a feature, as guitarist Ristrom does for his solid block chords and arresting solo on "Dreamsville," Ogilvie's tenor joining Sheridan for the ballad "Deep in a Dream," and Reinhart's trumpet brimming with colors on "I Had the Craziest Dream," a tune appropriate in that the recently departed singer Helen Forrest sang it with Harry James. Kilgore's coy kitsch is displayed on the Glenn Miller-esque ballad "It's the Dreamer in Me," the sweeter, easy swinging "Dream of You," the uppity "Gotta Get Some Shut-Eye," and the finale, a slow piano-vocal combo that does prompt one's slippage into induced restfulness. Sheridan also sings a little on his Jack Sheldon sounding take of the happy, midtempo "Dream Man." So by now did you get that all of these tunes are about dreaming? Apparently Sheridan had to dig a little, and found many charts on the subject, it's surprising that there are so many in the American popular songbook. Though this early period jazz phenomenon was brief, there are many songs to be mined from it, and Sheridan's exceptional crew to play them. Nighty night.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/1999
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941121520
catalogNumber:
19215
Rank:
141129

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Performance Credits

John Sheridan & His Dream Band   Primary Artist
Dan Barrett   Trombone,Cornet
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Phil Flanigan   Bass
Rebecca Kilgore   Vocals
John Sheridan   Piano,Leader,Vocals
Reuben Ristrom   Guitar
Randy Reinhart   Trombone,Trumpet,Cornet
Brian Ogilvie   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ron Hockett   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

David Franklin   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Gary Baldassari   Engineer
Philip Elwood   Liner Notes
John Sheridan   Arranger
Mat Domber   Producer
Rachel Domber   Producer
Tina Seemann   Cover Art

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