Sarah Jerrom: voice, piano
Harley Card: guitar, voice
Rob McBride: double bass
Jeff Luciani: drums, percussion
Joe Lapinski: guitar, voice (8)
Dream Logic is the latest album from Canadian vocalist Sarah Jerrom. Following the release of her critically-acclaimed albums The Yeats Project (2017) and Illuminations (2007), Dream Logic showcases Jerrom’s formidable skills as a songwriter, composer, lyricist, and improviser. 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.
“… Jerrom sounds best when she is free of traditional confines.” – Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine
Release Date: Friday, March 26th 2021 on Three Pines Records.