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Someday, Someday


Artist: Rebecca DuMaine and the Dave Miller Trio
Label: Summit Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 12 March 2021

Jazz singer Rebecca DuMaine and her father pianist Dave Miller (along with bassist Chuck Bennett and drummer Bill Belasco) release Someday, Someday, a collection of covers with a couple of original tracks by DuMaine. Some of the songs chosen are standards from decades ago yet the lyrics (not to mention such song titles as 'Alone Again (Naturally)' and 'I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans') often fit the current global pandemic which has turned everybody's lives upside down...

Someday, Someday spreads its net wide to pull in some impressive classic hits, a lot of which don't usually get the coverage they deserve. It was this element that really appealed to me. Yes, while tracks like 'On a Clear Day' are often heard. Gilbert O'Sullivan's wonderfully bleak 'Alone Again (Naturally)' is a beautiful track that you hardly ever hear these days.

This song is one of the album's highlights, with Dumaine really tackling it with affection, while the Dave Miller Trio treat it with the respect and subtlety it deserves.

We are also treated to two tracks by DuMaine, 'Someday, Someday' and 'Time to Get Unstuck (Happy Little New Song)' and it's impressive how well they slot in with the other songs on the album.

A surprisingly upbeat LP, which sees the performers making each song their own, whilst still paying respect to the original material.

Track listing:

01. Just Friends - John Klenner/Sam M. Lewis (3:07)
02. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O’Sullivan (4:02)
03. Samba de Mon Coeur Qui Bat - Benjamin Biolay (3:57)
04. The Gentleman is a Dope - Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (3:47)
05. Someday, Someday - Rebecca DuMaine (3:37)
06. Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell (4:02)
07. Time to Get Unstuck (Happy Little New Song) - Rebecca DuMaine (2:55)
08. As Long As I Live - Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler (4:39)
09. On a Clear Day - Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner (3:58)
10. I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan - Arthur Schwartz/Howard Dietz (3:28)
11. Cry Me a River - Arthur Hamilton (3:26)
12. La Vie En Rose/Au Privave - Louiguy; Marguerite Monnot/Edith Piaf; Charlie Parker (2:41)
13. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - Harry Barris/Ted Koehler, Billy Moll (3:11)
14. Sunny - Bobby Hebb (3:08)


Nick Smithson

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