Out of a Dream

Out of a Dream

by Trisha O'Brien


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Out of a Dream

Trisha O'Brien is a fresh face and voice on the standardized jazz scene, and presents a program of familiar songs that concentrates on the imagination and what can or is fated to be. They're all love songs with a ray of hope and a smile that implies O'Brien is happy with life in general. Teamed with the always excellent Shelly Berg and his trio of bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash, O'Brien has chosen a most professional team to back her. This combo on occasion includes Ken Peplowski for three tracks on tenor sax only (not clarinet,) reprising two-thirds of the group that the acclaimed woodwind master used on his 2010 album Noir Blue. It's a laid-back set of ballads with a few energetic numbers and Berg's rearrangements tossed in for kicks. Uniquely rendered is a light bossa version of Joni Mitchell's "Help Me," Cole Porter's "I Love You," and surprising 5/4 version of "Let's Get Lost." O'Brien specializes in smoky ballads, mixes French and English lyrics on a lone track, sometimes kicks into a slightly higher gear as on a dream medley, or matches Berg's punchy two-handed chords during a Latin-flavored "Let's Face the Music & Dance." While fairly safe and taking few chances, O'Brien's voice is lissome and slight, as the world-class musicians she has chosen give her a bigger swing springboard than she might otherwise be used to. It's a good vocal effort, musically better, in the general scheme of things, with promise for future endeavors.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
Label: Azica
UPC: 0787867224328
catalogNumber: 72243
Rank: 286519

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trisha O'Brien   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ken Peplowski   Tenor Saxophone
Lewis Nash   Drums
Peter Washington   Bass
Shelly Berg   Piano

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
David Mann   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Dave Grusin   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Elaine Martone   Producer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Shelly Berg   Arranger,Musical Director
Robert Friedrich   Engineer
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Anna Sosenko   Composer
Ted Fetter   Composer
Jimmy Van Hugh   Composer
Jeffrey Cole   Executive Producer
Jacques Louis Raymond Marc Demy   Composer

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