Saturday, November 11, 2017
Helen Merrill Dream of You
This is my favorite Helen Merrill album. The word "dream" is used in the title and it definitely implies to the album as the whole thing just has a dreamy atmosphere to it. I was indifferent to Helen Merrill until I heard this album. The song Dream of You has a lovely atmosphere and is just simply gorgeous. The best song on here is Troubled Waters. Wow does she do a good job with this song. It's the best song she recorded and she belts it out meaning every word of the song. This is perfect for night driving which is when I usually listen to jazz. It doesn't work as well during the daytime especially in 110 degree Arizona weather. Gil Evans arranged this album.