Aimee Allen – Dream (CD)
Sound: B Music:
I have heard more female Jazz vocalists in the last few
years than I ever thought I would hear in my life and Aimee Allen can sing as
good as many of them, but her new album Dream just did not work for me. Covers of My Favorite Things, Cry
Me A River and even Honeysuckle Rose (of which I am not a fan to
begin with) never gel, while the more obscure songs (some of which she wrote)
are only so memorable. You will have to
hear them for yourself in audio clips to see what you think, but I would pass.
The PCM 16bit/44.1kHz 2.0 Stereo is nicely recorded enough
with clarity that does not translate into anything generic. Allen produced herself and seems to know
what she wants, so even if the results are not spectacular, they are consistent
and maybe her next CD will be better.
- Nicholas Sheffo