Tricia Obrien – Out of a Dream

Tricia Obrien
Out of a Dream
Trisha OBrien – 2010

Vocalist Trisha O’Brien’s her new CD, Out Of A Dream, features her thoughtful interpretations of 14 love songs, revealing a confident presence as a musical storyteller. She is accompanied by a trio of jazz greats including Shelly Berg on piano, who contributes imaginative arrangements, fine tuned to support O’Brien’s pitch perfect, silky tone. The rhythm section is completed by Peter Washington on bass and drummer Lewis Nash. Ken Peplowski blows tenor saxophone on three tracks. Out Of A Dream was produced by Grammy Award winner, Elaine Marton.

On Out OfA Dream, O’Brien digs into (mostly) the Great American Songbook, proving the timelessness of classics like Berlin’s “Let’s Face The Music and Dance,” Mack Gordon and Harry Warren’s “I Had The Craziest Dream” and “Let’s Get Lost” from Loesser and McHugh. She ventures into contemporary territory with a first-class version of Joni Mitchell’s “Help Me,” floating Mitchell’s idiosyncratic lyrics on Berg’s rhythmic, ethereal cloud.