Scott Menhinick, Media Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 28, 2002
JAZZ VOCALIST KRIS ADAMS RELEASES WEAVER OF DREAMS
BOSTON, MAOn Tuesday, June 18th, Jazzbird Records will release Weaver of Dreams, the sophomore solo effort by jazz vocalist, Kris Adams. The follow-up to her well-received 1999 debut, This Thing Called Love (Jazzbird), Weaver of Dreams documents the versatility of her working group of the last few years with ten original arrangements of jazz standards for quartet, quintet and sextet by Adams and husband/pianist, Steve Prosser. Adams will celebrate the release of her new disc, which includes liner notes by multiple Grammy® Award winning jazz critic Bob Blumenthal, with a CD Release Party at Bostons Regattabar on Wednesday, July 19th.
"Kris Adams has something that is the goal of all jazz singers, and it will make her the envy of most," writes Blumenthal in the liner notes. "That something is a personal sound. You will remember Adams voice once you hear it, recognize it immediately and savor what you hear. The harmonic notions she investigates are daring, yet delivered with sure-footed certainty, charging hip blowing tunes and more intimate stories alike with a jolt of contemporary relevance."
Her expanded creative role on Weaver of Dreams is a change from her first record where singing was her main responsibility. Drawing on her experience teaching harmony at Berklee College of Music, Adams used more of her own inventive reharmonizations and personalized arrangements to provide a familiar, yet non-mainstream backdrop to display her breadth of abilities. Along with Prosser, Adams is joined on the CD by flutist Matt Marvuglio, trumpeter Greg Hopkins, saxophonist Dino Giovani, pianist Tim Ray, bassist Paul Del Nero, and drummer Bob Tamagni. "
The material developed from playing it," Adams says, "so I was able to take more chances this time. Theres more improvising and I stretch out more because I did the arranging and the material was naturally suited for me. Im really into Chet Baker, and I arranged his famous solo on It Could Happen To You for three voices and sang all the parts to pay homage to him. I also did a horn arrangement of Weaver of Dreams for flute, trumpet, and saxophone. There are all kinds of different combinations on this record."
More information on Kris Adams and this release is available at krisadams.com. Tickets for the CD Release Party at Regattabar are $12, and are available by calling Concertix at (617) 876-77