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Professional Dreamer


Download links and information about Professional Dreamer by Kenny Rankin. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 51:56 minutes.

Artist: Kenny Rankin
Release date: 1994
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 51:56
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No. Title Length
1. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To 3:31
2. The Very Thought of You 3:38
3. But Not for Me 3:08
4. I Fall In Love Too Easily 3:50
5. More Than You Know 4:19
6. It Had to Be You 2:19
7. At Last 6:15
8. Love Is Here to Stay 2:29
9. I've Got a Crush On You 3:50
10. My One and Only Love 4:16
11. Blame It On My Youth 5:01
12. How Can I Forget (Song for Margo) 4:53
13. That's All 4:27



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. An all-star acoustic trio (consisting of pianist Mike Wofford, bassist Brian Bromberg, and drummer Roy McCurdy) backs the singer on most of the tracks, Tom Scott (on tenor and alto) and trombonist Bill Watrous add melodic bop solos to three songs apiece, "It Had to Be You" is taken as a romping duet with pianist Alan Broadbent, and the remarkable singer Sue Raney interacts with Rankin on "I've Got a Crush on You." This surprising CD is highly recommended.