All In A Dream's Work...(a collection of new standards)
- I Can't Change You
- Man Of My Dreams
- Down To My Last Dream
- Lucky Guy
- Goodbye To Nothing
- Time Changes Everything
- Your Smile
An impressive set, featuring a first rate collection of self produced ballads, swinging jazz tempos, and arresting vocals. Self penned except "Four" from Miles Davis.
"A fine record and a real talent" WDNA - Miami, FL
"She's wonderful" WBGO - Newark, NJ
"...While "Man of My Dreams" exemplifies her quiet storm side, I Can't Change You" and "Lucky Guy" are the type of hard-swinging bop items you would have expected to hear on a Blue Note session in the late 1950s or early '60s. If you took away Kosins' expressive vocals and let the songs be heard as instrumentals, it would be easy to picture them on an old Art Blakey, Hank Mobley, or Horace Silver date...."
Kathy Kosins "All In A Dream's Work..." (Schoolkid's Records) Of all the indie releases out now, none have received more unsolicited raves from jazz programmers than this one by vocalist Kathy Kosins called All In A Dream's Work... It's a courageous collection in the sense that she only relies on one standard, "Four" by Miles Davis and Jon Hendricks. Otherwise its nine originals were cowritten by Kosins and her writing partners, including Jeff Fanzel, the pianist on the session. Kosins is a versatile singer. She can sing it pretty, forceful and cool, depending on the mood of the song. Kosins entertains a satisfying range and stays in key (you'd be surprised how many don't). On a song like "Happy," you hear catchy choruses, sleek soloing on trumpet and piano, metronome bass swing and plenty of vocal bop drive. Highly recommended.
Gavin — The Most Trusted Name in Radio
"...on occasion a voice will stop me dead in my tracks and remind me how good it is to hear a special singer for the first time. The voice of Kathy Kosins, on her self-produced, and basically self-written and self-arranged debut disc. All In a Dream's Work (A Collection of New Standards), stopped me cold."
Al Lubiejewski - Full Review
Kathy Kosins All In A Dream's Work Schoolkids'
Credit Tony Bennett with the rejuvenation of the jazz singer. Music producers learned from rap audiences, that the words sung and the style of delivery had regained importance with the listener. Mr. Bennett capitalized on this and so did the throngs of jazz singers. Kathy Kosins is a throwback to the swing era torch singer. Her manner, akin to Sarah Vaughn, is a pronounced stylized approach. All In a Dream's Work were written or co-written by Kosins except "Four" the Miles Davis classic which Jon Hendricks penned lyrics. Kosins plucked a standard's album out of a time gone by.