Michelle Lordi | Dream a Little Dream

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Dream a Little Dream

by Michelle Lordi

With impeccable taste, an acute sense of swing, arrestingly beautiful sound and keen emotional insight, Michelle Lordi and her illustrious Philadelphia jazz veterans bring a sense of discovery to these beloved standards.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Dream a Little Dream
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2. They Say Its Wonderful
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3. No Moon at All
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4. The Lamp Is Low
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5. I Hear Music
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6. Thou Swell
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7. This Time the Dreams on Me
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Vocalist Michelle Lordi’s Dream a Little Dream, a Gorgeous Set of
Standards, Showcases and Celebrates Legendary Philadelphia Jazz
Masters Larry McKenna and Sonny Troy 
 
On her critically hailed 2015 album Drive, Michelle Lordi joined forces with some
of jazz’s most celebrated young players, particularly pianist/arranger Orrin
Evans, who produced the project and accompanied her on a program of
emotionally taut ballads. With her new album Dream a Little Dream, which is
slated for release on Oct. 09, 2007, she delivers an intoxicating set of beloved
standards with an illustrious cast of Philadelphia jazz veterans, including the
storied tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna and guitarist Sonny Troy (who met and started playing music together as young teens in the late 1950's in Frankie Avalon's band). 

A no-nonsense singer with a gorgeous sound, Lordi conceived of that album as a
celebration of Philadelphia jazz royalty, master improvisers who have played an
essential role in her evolution as a vocalist. She’s been performing with McKenna
and Troy over the past years, but three years ago intermittent gigs turned into
an on-going weekly hit with a scene-building jam session at Vintage Bar & Grill in
Abington, a town a few miles north of Philadelphia.

“This album is a tribute to Sonny and Larry,” Lordi says, “and the joy we all have
playing music with them.” 
 
Produced by bassist Matt Parrish, a stellar player whose recording credits
include albums by Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater,
Paquito D’Rivera, Etta Jones, and Orrin Evans, the album also features
pianist Mike Frank, drummer Bill Avayou, trumpeter Jay Webb,
and trombonist John Swana (most of whom consider McKenna and Troy
mentors). 
 
Rather than trying to reinvent chestnuts like “Thou Swell,” “I Hear Music” and the
alluring title track, Lordi and McKenna know that these beautiful melodies and
finely wrought lyrics are best served by an interpreter without an overarching
agenda. Possessing impeccable taste, an acute sense of swing, arrestingly
beautiful sound and keen emotional insight, she brings a sense of discovery to
even the most familiar pieces. Whether kindling sensuous sparks on “They Say
It’s Wonderful” or riding the lush tide of brass on a supremely seductive “The
Lamp is Low,” Lordi and her multi-generational cast offer a jazz statement for the
ages. 

"Warm, straight ahead stuff that hits the target, this is simply some wonderful, classic jazz vocals that work well throughout. Totally tasty and that's more than enough." - Chris Spector
Volume 40/Number 318
September 15 2017
MIDWEST RECORD
Lake Zurich, IL., 60047

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