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The Dreamer by Kathleen Kolman

Born in Butte, Montana, Kathleen Kolman was the daughter of a jazz musician. She now resides in New England and performs regularly at the Common Man Restaurant in Ashland, New Hampshire.

The singer names Ella Fitzgerald as her favorite artist. Ella's influence shows up on Kathleen's up-tempo rendition of Frank Loesser and Jimmy Mc Hugh's "Let's Get Lost" but is not as evident elsewhere on this CD. Kolman learned to sing in Portuguese via her association with Camilla Benson and shows her skill on Jobim's "The Dreamer."

The dark and dusky voiced vocalist has chosen her material very well incorporating a nice mix of standards and obscure items including Leonard Feather's "You Could Have Had Me Baby " and "You Hit The Spot" by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel.

The dozen tunes on this album are well worth your attention and the jazz quintet is very good. I was especially impressed by the bassist, John Lockwood. Kathleen and Lockwood really shine on "Speak Low", my favorite track. This very cool vocalist seems destined for great things.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Kathleen Kolman
  • CD Title: The Dreamer
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 1999
  • Record Label: Indie
  • Tracks: Lets Get Lost; The Dreamer; You Could Have Had Me Baby; You Hit The Spot; Speak Low; and more.'
  • Musicians: Kathleen Kolman (vocals); Mark Shilansky (piano); John Lockwood (bass); Charlie Jennison (flute & saxes); Les Harris Jr. (drums); Catherine Birrer (percussion)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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