I Know I Dream : The Orchestral Sessions
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With over 2 million albums sold, a Grammy® nomination and international recognition as one of the most successful and prolific jazz vocalist of her time, Stacey Kent stands strong among the artists that don t have much left to prove. She surprises us once more with her brand new album, I Know I Dream. Recorded inside the famous Angel Studios in London with an orchestra, this is her first orchestral album in a career that spans two decades and more than fifteen albums.
Meticulously produced by Tommy Lawrence and Stacey s longtime collaborator, Jim Tomlinson, the songs on I Know I Dream are arranged in a way that they transport the listeners which brings harmony and depth to the album and to the stories it tells. I Know I Dream revisits the quintessence of her repertoire and soul with three songs in French (Juliette Greco s Les Amours Perdues , originally written by Serge Gainsbourg, Nino Ferrer s La Rua Madureira and Léo Ferré s Avec le temps ), four new compositions and five covers of Brazilian timeless classics including Carlos Jobim s Photograph . I Know I Dream is a majestic and smooth delight, both panoramic and intimate at the same time: a self-portrait with a big orchestra.
American singer, Stacey Kent, is an artist who is so hard to categorize, she almost deserves a category to herself. A sublime interpreter of the Great American Songbook, Chanson and Bossa Nova, whose repertoire extends well beyond her jazz roots, fluent in French and Portuguese, she doesn t so much transcend genre as much as render the idea redundant. Each element of her personal sound is so perfectly integrated that one never feels as if she is crossing any boundaries of genre. Her 2007 album, Breakfast on the Morning Tram, achieved platinum status and was nominated for a Grammy Award®. She s won countless other awards including Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the 2001 BBC Jazz Awards and French Chevalier Dans L Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres in 2010.
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Another surprise is the quality of the original material. The title song, I Know I Dream, may well be recorded by others. Make It Up is another enjoyable tune by Jim Tomlinson. The familiar Mais Uma Vez and The Changing Lights are enhanced by new arrangements.
Stacey Kent sounds as good as ever and also seems to bring more feeling to the lyrics than in her early recordings. This is a CD that fans will listen to again and again.
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