The follow-up to Judy Wexler's critically acclaimed debut "Easy on the Heart" confirms her status as one of the finest rising bop-influenced jazz vocalists on today's music scene. Dreams & Shadows features an eclectic repertoire, including 'Spooky' and 'Almost Blue,' with inventive arrangements by piano greats Alan Pasqua and Jeff Colella.
Judy Wexler, vocals
Alan Pasqua, piano
Jeff Colella, piano
Darek Oles, bass
Steve Hass, drums
Joe LaBarbera, drums
Bob Sheppard, bass clarinet, soprano, alto and tenor saxes
Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet
Tollak Ollestad, harmonica
Stefanie Fife, cello
'Wexler emerges as one of the most focused, unpretentious, no-nonsense, bop-oriented jazz singers around. She boasts range, firm intonation, and the kind of enunciation that makes her the darling of lyricists.'
Harvey Siders, Jazz Times Magazine
'Hard-swinging but with a definite romantic streak, Wexler is someone admirers of Abbey Lincoln or Dianne Reeves should have no problem getting into.'
Alex Henderson, All Music Guide
'Her assertive, no-frills delivery is a dominant and pleasant feature in her singing, as it focuses our attention on the clear and lucid storytelling. The extras in her style are subtle, delicate, well-timed, purposeful and a testament to her good taste'¦she clearly knows what liberties to take, what lines to stretch and, more importantly, how to enchant us fully." Germein Linares, All About Jazz