Album Review: Joanne Tatham – Out Of My Dreams (9/10)

Joanne TathamOne of our most engaging and versatile performers, the alternately playful and intimate vocalist brings her heartbreak and whimsy to a set of straight-ahead jazz with clever world music touches. Fronting some of trad jazz’s most acclaimed musicians (bassist John Clayton and drummer Peter Erskine), Tatham takes us from the “Cool” of West Side Story and the spirited Portuguese of Jobim to the wistful romance of Harry Nilsson, the biting wit of Dave Frishberg and the subtle charms of Herbie Hancock and her renowned producer Mark Winkler. – Jonathan Widran