Dream Logic is the latest album from Canadian vocalist Sarah Jerrom. An adventurous and exciting crossover project, Dream Logic draws its sound from jazz, folk, and pop music, and deals with themes of hope, grief, infertility, and love. This music was written and arranged specifically for Jerrom’s contemporary jazz quartet of the same name – a group of high-profile Canadian musicians including guitarist and vocalist Harley Card (Hobson’s Choice, God’s Gift To Yoda, Stoptime), bassist Rob McBride (David Gillis, The Yeats Project) and drummer Jeff Luciani (Batucada Carioca, Bankruptcy, The Dears.)
Dream Logic is Jerrom’s first definitive release as a songwriter, and her first to feature her work as a pianist. Guitarist Harley Card adds rich vocals to the album, singing lyric-based counter melodies on the duets “Snowblind,” “Illusions,” and “Plastic Stuff.” The album was recorded live-off-the-floor at WOW! Recording Studio in St. Catharines, Ontario by co- producer Joe Lapinski (Great Lake Swimmers, Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Harmer, Dave Clark). Lapinski also appears as a special guest on the album, adding acoustic guitar and background vocals to “Rose.” Dream Logic features several creative collaborations: “Fergus” features lyrics by acclaimed Toronto writer and columnist Laura Lind, while Card, a prolific songwriter, contributes “Plastic Stuff” and “Illusions,” the latter piece co-written with Toronto bassist Michael Herring.
Dream Logic is now available on Bandcamp and all major digital platforms. The album was released Friday, March 26th on Three Pines Records, a new label dedicated to the celebration and preservation of music across Canada.
More about the artists:
Sarah Jerrom is a Canadian vocalist and composer specializing in jazz and creative music, taking her inspiration from lyric-driven melodies, genre-defying instrumentation and experimental soundscapes. Sarah’s new album, Dream Logic, a collection of original songs recorded by her contemporary jazz quartet of the same name, was released Mar 26th 2021 on Three Pines Records. “Dream Logic” follows up on her critically-acclaimed releases, “The Yeats Project” (2017), featuring W.B. Yeats’s poetry set to music and orchestrated for a nine-piece chamber jazz ensemble, achieving critical praise and international airplay, and “Illuminations” (2007), encompassing original compositions, jazz-inspired arrangements of contemporary songs and traditional jazz standards. A graduate of the University of Toronto jazz program (2005), Sarah has studied composition under renowned Canadian composers Christine Jensen, Christopher Smith, Andrew Downing and Rick Wilkins (O.C.).
“… Jerrom sounds best when she is free of traditional confines.” – Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine
Harley Card is a Toronto based guitarist and composer. In addition to leading his own groups, Harley is a member of and co-composer for the innovative Canadian bands; Hobson’s Choice, God’s Gift To Yoda, and Stoptime. As a contributor to the creative music scene in Toronto since 2003, Harley has played with many artists including; Richard Underhill, Alex Dean, Alex Samaras, David Virelles, William Carn, Michael Herring, Bernie Senensky, Michael Davidson, Don Scott, Matt Newton, Daniel Jamieson, Felicity Williams, Dave Clark, Carlie Howell, Jon Challoner, Sarah Jerrom, Colin Power, RJ Sachnanathan, Rebecca Hennessy, Dan Fortin, Ben Dietschi, Dan Gaucher, Caitlin Smith, and Ernesto Cervini, among others. – www.harleycard.ca
“Card’s musical sensibility is fully formed and urbane. His writing reflects a sense of history and is therefore worldly wise.” – Raul d’Gama Rose- All About Jazz
Rob McBride is a highly in-demand bassist and bandleader who has been performing in the Toronto jazz scene for the last 25 years, playing at many of the city’s top jazz venues. While specializing in jazz, Rob is also influenced by solo classical and improvised bass music and has incorporated creative aspects of these elements into his sound through his five-string acoustic bass. Headliner performances includes the TD Niagara Jazz Festival (2014) and the Brampton World of Jazz Festival (2017). Rob has played with some of Canada’s finest musicians, including Pat LaBarbara, Don Thompson, Ted Warren, Sarah Jerrom, and Adrean Farrugia. He has played with the pit orchestra for the Shaw Festival and the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Rob has played on many critically-acclaimed albums including recordings by Sarah Jerrom, Beverly Taft, Jeff King, and Barbara Mantini.
Jeff Luciani is a Canadian drummer and percussionist from St. Catharines, Ontario. After graduating from Mohawk College’s Applied Music Program in 2003, he began to work on establishing himself within the jazz, improvised music, singer-songwriter and Brazilian communities throughout the Niagara Region and city of Toronto. He then went on to perform throughout the world with celebrated Canadian artists: Sean Jones, The Dears, Derek Miller and Madison Violet. Jeff is currently an active member and collaborator with the groups/bands/artists; Batucada Carioca, SoundSound, Bankruptcy, Sarah Jerrom & Dream Logic, Colin Fisher, and The Dears. In addition, Jeff also works as an independent foley artist. He lives in Toronto, Canada.. – www.jeffluciani.com