This is feels like a major step forward for Lauren, and the album has a very different feel from All My Treasures. [Dream Away] is recorded with an almost retro feel that paradoxically feels very contemporary with a warmth wrapped around the sound that enhances the music.
Highly and unreservedly recommended.
Outstanding in all respects. Well worth getting ahold of.
From the very first downbeat on track one it is crystal clear that this is a jazz album of the highest quality.
All My Treasures
Bush is one of the freshest and most exciting vocalists to appear on the scene for some time. ★★★★1/2
Unique phrasing, perfect diction and scatting abilities...★★★1/2
Clear, strong voice and the right repertoire lined up...
A traditional, vivacious, and supremely confident vocalist, in the mode of Ella Fitzgerald or Anita O'Day.
Accolades and Impressions
One of Bebop Spoken Here's Top 10 Vocal Albums of 2021
Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Top 5 Finalist 2016
London Jazz Festival, Canadian Gig @ The Pheasantry
Lauren sings with poise, swing, impeccable time and recognises humour and irony in a lyric...the natural successor to Blossom Dearie, Anita O'Day, Etta Jones, Ella and Carmen... and the best export from Canada since Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell and pure mountain air.
~ Ian Shaw, BBC Award Winning Vocalist
Loved every moment...something special going on...
~ Guy Barker, MBE, Jazz Trumpeter
Lauren Bush - an amazing Canadian Vocalist.
~ Linley Hamilton, BBC Radio Ulster
Thank you so much for singing my song...you did it so well... interesting arrangements and a great band behind you.
~ Bob Dorough, Composer and Jazz Great