With her new CD, “Let’s Get Lost”, Dawn Lambeth showcases her love for and dedication to the wonderful popular songs of the Swing Era. She’s a classic jazz vocalist in every sense of the word, gracefully bringing out the beauty of classic melodies and the wit of great lyrics. Backed by an all-star group featuring the Teddy Wilson-inspired piano of Chris Dawson and master guitarist John Reynolds, Dawn’s silky, pure voice brings to mind chanteuses of the past such as Connie Boswell, Mildred Bailey and Jo Stafford.
The music on this CD could have come from an album of ‘78s – Dawn and her band play elegant, relaxed, classic swing music with creativity and vitality. Featuring both beloved standards as well as oft-overlooked gems, the collective good humor of this exception ensemble of West Coast musicians is readily apparent on this disc.
“Let’s Get Lost” received airplay on over 100 radio stations and syndicated shows in the North America, Australia, Europe and Japan, and was ‘top 10 jazz cd of the week’ at over 12 stations. Broke into CMJ Jazz Charts top 40 (July 2008), and was picked up for reissue in Japan (VividSound) and Thailand (HitMan). Individual tracks were also picked up for compliations in China.
Personnel: Bob Reitmeier:clarinet, Marc Caparone:cornet and bass John Smith:soprano and alto saxophone, Chris Dawson:piano, Dave Caparone:trombone, Clint Baker:bass and guitar John Reynolds:guitar, banjo, and whistling, Jeff Hamilton:drums and piano
Released: November, 2007