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Song Selections

• Daydream

• Ain't Misbehavin'

• I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

• Gentle Rain

• Night And Day

• In A Sentimental Mood

• Caravan

• For Heaven's Sake

• Body And Soul

• I Got Rhythm


Soraya Shaw  Vocals

Mark Massey  Piano

Anders Swanson Bass

Chris Wabich  Drums

Paul Carman  Tenor & Alto Sax

Melena Francis  Percussion

Produced by Soraya Shaw and Wayne Cook

Executive Producer: Richard I. Perryman

Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Wayne Cook

Cover Art by Juli Perryman

Design and Photography by Dorothy Collins

Recorded at Wayne Cook Studio, Glendale, CA

"Caravan'", "In a Sentimental Mood", "Daydream",

and "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" arranged by Llew Matthews


Special Thanks

Soraya would like to thank the following jazz stations for playing
selected songs from her album, Daydreams :

KKJZ 88.1 FM, Long Beach, California
KUOR 89.1 FM, Redlands, California
WSIE 88.7 FM, Edwardsville, Illinois

~Brian Brannon, Sun Newspaper 

“The result is an alluring collection of jazz standards delivered by Shaw's smooth and eloquent style. Her classical training shows in the vocal range and expression she exhibits throughout the CD.”

~Paul Andersen, Long Beach Press Telegram 

“The CD, ‘Daydreams,’ features Shaw's gauzily ethereal soprano voice... a
sensuous program of jazz standards....”



~Paul Andersen, Entertainment Today 

“Once in a while, you come across a singer whose voice manages to catch your ear and turn your head. Such are the soprano tones that Soraya Shaw uses in her renditions of classic jazz songs. Unlike most classically trained singers, she doesn't overpower you with the trills that she can do; rather, she has come up with an ethereal style that bristles with sensuality. Ultimately candlelit and romantic, it is definitely music to put you in the mood for more amorous pursuits. Don't say I didn't warn you.”


~Jim Santella, L.A. Jazz Scene

“..(Soraya) Shaw's soprano delivery, while bold and confident with seamless phrasing, remains cool...ballads and up-tempo swingers are interpreted through crystal clear lyrics and rich, accurate sonority....”


~Steve Eddy, Orange County Register 

“ an obvious admirer of Duke Ellington, with numerous cuts on the CD by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.  And her approach fits the music like a comfy, snug glove. The opening cut, ‘Daydream,’ immediately displays the singer’s range and chops, her pure, sweet, expressive voice soaring over a light latin rhythm.  ‘I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart’ is jaunty and jovial, while 'Caravan' is more on the intense, soulful side.  Add some non-Ellington items, like Fats Waller's, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin,’ and a most sensual 'Body and Soul,’ and you have a first-rate, quite refined effort.”

~Sandy Robins, Grunion Gazette-Press Telegram

“Her voice, with its velvety tones, is reminiscent of singer Astrud Gilberto who popularized the famous Brazil 66 Sound.  You can buy her CD and play it during those endless freeway commutes.  It may just change the way you feel about the road ahead.”

Soraya Shaw

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