Bill Charlap: Street Of Dreams
Label: BLUE NOTE
Bill Charlap Peter Washington Kenny Washington
1 The Duke (Dave Brubeck) 2 Day Dream (Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche, Edward Kennedy Ellington) 3 You're All the World to Me (Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner) 4 I'll Know (Frank Loesser) 5 Your Host (Kenny Burrell) 6 Out of Nowhere (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) 7 What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Michel Legrand, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman) 8 Street of Dreams (Victor Young, Samuel M. Lewis)
2021 release. Pianist Bill Charlap returns to Blue Note with Street of Dreams, a stunning album featuring his revered longstanding trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington. Street of Dreams is a celebration of New York City as it emerges from an unprecedentedly challenging period, as reflected in the eight impeccably curated songs on the album, a delightful mix of jazz classics and Songbook favorites. It's also a reflection of the literal and metaphorical road traveled together by Charlap and the Washingtons during nearly 25 years as a trio. During that time they've become so deeply attuned that on Street of Dreams they seem to breathe as one, whether setting off into rollicking swing or fragile balladry. The album is thus a celebration of these three eloquent voices reconvening, so it's apt that this homecoming takes place on Blue Note, which released so many of the trio's acclaimed recordings throughout the first decade of this millennium including Written In The Stars, Stardust, Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein, and Live at the Village Vanguard.