All in a Dream's Work

All in a Dream's Work

by Kathy Kosins

CD

Overview

The subtitle that Schoolkids gave Kathy Kosins' debut album, All in a Dream's Work, was A Collection of New Standards -- a lofty, exaggerated subtitle, to be sure. When you're putting out a collection of mostly new, previously unrecorded material by an unknown singer, calling the songs "new standards" is incredibly presumptuous and amounts to excessive hype. But while All in a Dream's Work isn't full of songs that became well-known standards, it's a decent, if unremarkable, debut that ranges from Blue Note-ish hard bop to R&B/pop-influenced quiet storm offerings. The only song on the album that can honestly be called a standard is "Four," which was credited to Miles Davis but is said to have been written by Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson -- most of the other tunes were co-written by Kosins. While "Man of My Dreams" exemplifies her quiet storm side, "I Can't Change You" and "Lucky Guy" are the type of hard-swinging bop items you would have expected to hear on a Blue Note session in the late 1950s or early '60s. If you took away Kosins' expressive vocals and let the songs be heard as instrumentals, it would be easy to picture them on an old Art Blakey, Hank Mobley, or Horace Silver date. This CD demonstrated that while Kosins couldn't be considered a composer of standards in 1995, she was a competent artist who was worth keeping an eye on.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/1995
Label: Schoolkids Records
UPC: 0748775153223
catalogNumber: 1532

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kathy Kosins   Primary Artist,Vocals
Greg Cohen   Bass
Damon Duewhite   Drums
Mike Hall   Bass
Bobby Routch   French Horn
Pete Siers   Drums
Walter White   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steve Wolf   Drums
John Arbo   Bass
Jeff Franzel   Piano
Warren Odze   Drums
Walt Szymanski   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Walt Symanski   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Paul Shapiro   Soprano Saxophone

Technical Credits

Kathy Kosins   Arranger,Producer
April Lang   Arranger
Jeff Franzel   Arranger,Producer
Gary Praeg   Engineer
Evan Richey   Engineer
Thom Robison   Engineer
Walt Szymanski   Arranger
Walt Symanski   Arranger

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