"little did i dream"
Laura Karst's debut album, Little Did I Dream, received enthusiastic reviews from All About Jazz, Indie Music Reviewer Magazine, Bop-n-Jazz, and O's Place Jazz Magazine.
It was recorded with some of the San Francisco Bay Area's finest jazz musicians. The CD comprises eleven songs that showcase Laura's warm and smooth alto voice, her interpretation of lyrics as a true storyteller, and her versatility as a singer of a wide range of jazz styles, and in a variety of languages. The album includes swing, scat, bossa nova, samba, waltz, and ballads -- tunes ranging from the 1940s to the new millennium -- sung in English, French, and Portuguese.
Recommended listening if you like Sarah Vaughan, Diana Krall, or Ella Fitzgerald.
full track from the album:
“"Singing jazz at just the right age" - by Paul Freeman, September 4th, 2015. Click on the link below to read this very nice piece about Laura's singing and musical career.”
““Laura Karst’s debut solo release Little Did I Dream is a delightfully produced and well thought out gem that is as entertaining a release as you can find... wondrous and exciting... [She] sings these tunes with a joyous abandon seldom heard from seasoned performers on major label deals.... a story teller that has the innate ability to create a musical connection between herself and the audience... flawlessly arranged, this is how you sing jazz!” --March 2012”
““Jazz is not dead, and as long as artists like Laura Karst are around, it won’t become a lost art either. If you fancy the old queens of jazz like Ella & Etta or their modern counterparts, you will love Karst’s velvety voice. She has worked with legends and performed in both groups and as a soloist. Right now, she’s all ours.” --March 2012”
“"Laura is billed as a jazz vocalist and she is true to form punctuated by a swinging quartet. She sings classic tunes arranged to fit her warm tones with French and English lyrics...Adam Shulman's fleeting work on piano is a perfect complement on several tracks. Karst also teaches French and chairs the department at De Anza College in California, but her passion is singing and she's good at it!" --August 2012”
“"Breathy, brooding and languid. Laura Karst has a sweet voice and her pianist Adam Shulman is a great accompanist." --January 20th, 2013: All About Jazz selected Laura's rendition of the ballad "There's No You" for their download of the day.”