Day Dreamin'

Day Dreamin'

by LaVerne Butler


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With LaVerne Butler having provided so much passionate, intense hard bop on her debut album, No Looking Back, it came as quite a surprise when the singer took a more mellow and laidback approach on her second album, Day Dreamin', which was devoid of loud horn solos and found her joined by an intimate piano trio. Not thrilled to hear Butler interpreting songs by the Isley Brothers and Aretha Franklin, some jazz purists dismissed the CD as lightweight quiet storm music and argued that Butler should have stuck with standards and hard bop. But in fact, Day Dreamin' has a lot going for it. By choosing less obvious material, Butler was taking chances, and they pay off handsomely. The Isleys' "For the Love of You" and Franklin's "Day Dreamin'" work well in an acoustic jazz setting, as does Brazilian singer Dori Caymmi's "Photograph." This CD can function as mood music, but it's personal, heartfelt mood music that is as rewarding as it is thoughtful.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/1994
Label: Chesky Records
UPC: 0090368011725
catalogNumber: 117
Rank: 236615

Album Credits

Performance Credits

LaVerne Butler   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dennis Irwin   Bass
Mark Sherman   Vibes
Peter Bernstein   Guitar
Gregory Hutchinson   Drums
Daniel Sadownick   Percussion
Rob Bargad   Piano

Technical Credits

David Chesky   Producer
LaVerne Butler   Arranger,Lyricist,Producer
Norman Chesky   Engineer,Executive Producer
Niels Lan Doky   Arranger
Lorenz Hart   Lyricist
Steve Kaiser   Producer
Bob Katz   Engineer
David Merrill   Engineer
Rob Bargad   Arranger,Director,Musical Director
Ross Hudson   Artwork
Peter Farrow   Lyricist

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