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Free to Dream

Label: River Lily
Released: 2002
Track listing: In The Loop; But Not For Me; Free To Dream; With A Song In My Heart; The Gentle Rain; U Don't Know What You're Missin'; The Sound Of Music Suite; Alone Together; My Love Is; Love Me Or Leave Me; Celia; Another Star; Puttin' On The Ritz. (Total Time: 73:53).

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Patrice Williamson: Free to Dream

Read "Free to Dream" reviewed by Jack Bowers


You want to hear beautiful music? Go directly to Track 4 on Patrice Williamson’s latest album, Free to Dream, and listen to Rodgers and Hart’s “With a Song in My Heart” — irresistibly melodic and outspokenly tender, the way a love song should be written (and sung). I’d never before heard the introduction to this masterpiece ...

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Patrice Williamson: Free To Dream

Read "Free To Dream" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Williamson continues to build on the promise she showed on her first album, My Shining Hour as her smoky alto makes its way through a song filling it with warmth and a smooth flowing jazz sensibility. Add her compact sense of time, the ability to swing sweetly and this turns out to be a neat album.

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Patrice Williamson: Free to Dream

Read "Free to Dream" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Boston singer , by way of Memphis, TN, Patrice Williamson has come out with her second release on her River Lily label. Given the critical acclaim her first release received, it's surprising and disappointing that it has taken three years for this one to get on the streets. But such are the vagaries and narrow vision ...

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Patrice Williamson: Free to Dream

Read "Free to Dream" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Carefully... Free to Dream is the second recording by vocalist Patrice Williamson. The thirtysomething Memphis native follows up her 1998 debut, My Shining Hour with a contemporary collection of originals and standards accented with intelligence and pathos, both in choice and performance. Her originals are epistles of spirituality and self-actualization...and they swing, albeit with a humid ...

Album

My Shining Hour

Label: River Lily
Released: 2000

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Patrice Williamson: My Shining Hour

Read "My Shining Hour" reviewed by Dave Hughes


Of all the newcomers that have arrived on the jazz vocal scene of late, Patrice Williamson is the most pleasant surprise. On her CD My Shining Hour , she demonstrates the difference between truly being a jazz singer, as opposed to a singer who sings jazz tunes. She possesses a full-bodied alto voice with impeccable pitch ...

Album

My Shining Hour

Label: River Lily
Released: 1999

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Patrice Williamson: My Shining Hour

Read "My Shining Hour" reviewed by Jack Bowers


When one’s ears, on a vocal album, are constantly drawn toward the pianist as the primary source of interest, the singer is clearly in some trouble. While I’ve nothing against Patrice Williamson, the nominal centerpiece of this session, I was more impressed by her main accompanist, pianist Helen Sung. Like many other aspiring young vocalists, Williamson ...


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