Reuben, Gloria / Perchance To Dream
Album: Perchance To Dream   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Reuben, Gloria   Added:Apr 2015
Label:Mcg Jazz  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-05-08 Pull Date: 2015-07-10 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 12 Jul 5 Jun 28 Jun 21 Jun 14 Jun 7 May 24 May 17
Airplays: 3 1 2 2 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 15, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Sharing The Night With The Blues
4. Jul 09, 2015: Jump, Jive, & Jazz
Save Your Love For Me, You Better Love Me, Close Enough For Love
2. Jul 10, 2015: Rebop
Close Enough For Love
5. Jul 03, 2015: Rebop
You Better Love Me
3. Jul 09, 2015: Tetragonal Banana
Save Your Love For Me
6. Jun 27, 2015: Music Casserole
Sharing The Night With The Blues

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-04-28
Better known as a TV actress (“ER”), here Gloria Reuben does the stereotype glamorous, sultry, chanteuse leaning against the piano act. Accompaniment is mostly piano, bass and drums; add in some strings now and then, and a trombone on a couple tracks. We’ve got love songs, standards, ballads—the sorts of songs you’d want to hear Streisand doing.

No FCC issues.

1 Slow intro. When bass & drums enter; it gets livelier. A lonely girl at the dance. (4:40)
2 Very slow & sad. Lyric is a Maya Angelou poem. Min guitar, piano, bass, drums. (4:54)
3 * Mid-fast. Lively dance number with a Caribbean beat. Muted trombone solo. (3:47)
4 Mid-tempo. Streisand-ish take of song from “Willy Wonka.” Elec gtr, pno, drums. (4:54)
5 VERY slow. Dreamy love song. Soft guitar & brushes on cymbals. Quiet. (4:16)
6 * Mid-slow. Much covered song with words by Dorothy Parker. Bossa nova style. (5:45)
7 Mid-tempo. Yet another love song w pno, bass, drums. A bit happier than others. (5:00)
8 ** Mid-tempo. The best & jazziest number on the album. After she sings the first chorus, there’s a long instrumental bridge with good piano & guitar solos. (4:55)
9 Mid-tempo. Torch song. Prominent trombone should have been a warm tenor sax. (4:28)
10 Very slow. A downer of a song to finish the album. (4:13)

Track Listing
1. Change Partners   6. How Am I To Know
2. Poor Girl   7. Save Your Love For Me
3. Close Enough For Love   8. You Better Love Me
4. Pure Imagination   9. Sharing The Night With The Blues
5. When I Close My Eyes   10. Here's To Life