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Kenny Rankin - Professional Dreamer (1995)

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Kenny Rankin - Professional Dreamer (1995)

Kenny Rankin - Professional Dreamer (1995)
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Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Private Music | # 01005-82124-2 | 00:52:03

Kenny Rankin sings like Chet Baker would have if Baker had had a voice. His tone is high (Rankin's speaking voice is actually fairly low) and he has a subtle, cool style. It is a bit of a surprise, but Rankin (whose previous output has been in pop music) is actually a fine jazz singer. He always sticks to the lyrics when performing veteran standards (there is no scatting), but changes many of the notes, even during the melody statements, and he is definitely improvising. Rankin's concept is kind of strange ("At Last" and "The Very Thought of You" are radically changed) but successful and he has a strong and likable voice.