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Stallings, Mary / Dream
Album:Dream Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stallings, Mary Added:12/2010
Label:Highnote 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-12-05 Pull Date:2011-02-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:6 Feb30 Jan23 Jan16 Jan9 Jan2 Jan26 Dec19 Dec
Airplays:11231112

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 01, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
A Weaver Of Dreams
4.Feb 01, 2011:Rebop
Close Enough For Love
2.Sep 21, 2013:Music Casserole
Moon Ray
5.Jan 25, 2011:Rebop
Close Enough For Love
3.Feb 09, 2013:Music Casserole
Never Knew
6.Jan 21, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Close Enough For Love

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2010-12-04 
MARY STALLINGS: Dream
HighNote, 2010

JAZZ VOCALS – San Francisco singer Mary Stallings is a gem, with a classic jazz voice and a great sense of pacing. She pairs up here with pianist Eric Reed, whose impeccable, versatile playing fits like a glove.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11

1. 4:55 – brooding intro, then kicks into a weighty swing groove
2. 5:20 – standard played as a slow ballad: soulful vocal & gentle piano
3. 4:43 – oooh… hushed drums into haunting ballad, very strong vocals
4. 4:05 – jaunty, tick-tock swing; soulful vocal duet w/ Adriana Evans
5. 2:43 – old-fashioned saloon piano walk, upbeat vocal
6. 5:58 – sophisticated ballad; drawn out vocal phrasing & delicate piano
7. 3:09 – rolling uptempo, a solid swinger with nice piano break
8. 3:34 – relaxed Latin-tinged ballad: romantic vocal, gentle swing, fades out
9. 4:59 – sneaky r&b feel here, shifts midway through to a broader swing
10. 1:12 – sweet little vocal/bass duet, wish there were more of it…
11. 7:39 – slow, haunting with very unusual winding melody; good version of it

[ Fo ] 12/04/10

Track Listing
1.Close Enough For Love 6.Mad About The Boy
2.That Old Black Magic 7.Dream Dancing
3.Moon Ray 8.Hey Now
4.Never Knew 9.Watching You Watching Me
5.A Weaver Of Dreams 10.Before You Know It
 11.A Timeless Place (The Peacocks)