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Reuben, Gloria / Perchance To Dream
Album:Perchance To Dream Collection:Jazz
Artist:Reuben, Gloria Added:04/2015
Label:Mcg Jazz 

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Add Date:2015-05-08 Pull Date:2015-07-10 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
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Reviewed 2015-04-28 
POP JAZZ VOCAL
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