A departure from Kristin's more straight-ahead, swing-centered projects, this album features pensive, romantic, latin-tinged arrangements of jazz standards, as well as one Callahan original. Her rich vocals are supported by the unique instrumentation of acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, drums and percussion, and the occasional horn feature. The album is scheduled to be released in early 2021. The official release date will be announced soon!
The musical team: Kristin Callahan (vocals), Eliot Seppa (bass), Matvei Sigalov (guitar), Lee Pearson (drums), Mark Prince (drums), Tom Teasley (percussion), Carroll Dashiell lll (drums), Joe Herrera (trumpet), Matt Rippetoe (saxophone), Ken Schubert (recording), Jim Robeson (recording & mixing).
Kristin's Story for the Lost in a Dream Project:
I had a strong desire to do something really different from what I had previously recorded. The concept for this album had been brewing in my mind since 2014, but I needed the help of the right arranger to make my dream project come true. In 2017, I played a gig at Twins Jazz Club in Washington DC with bassist, Eliot Seppa. That evening we talked a little bit about my ideas for a new project. I got in contact with him a few weeks later to discuss it further and he quickly understood my vision. And just like that, Eliot was the arranger and co-producer of the project. It was important to me to have acoustic instruments only on the album. The album features acoustic guitar and world percussion instruments. Artists of inspiration for this project are Ron Carter, Ray Barretto, and Andy Bey.