In the winter of 1998, bev was notified that both of her Riverside albums had been reissued on CD’s. The reissues inspired bev to record a demo of some of the autobiographical tone poems she had been writing. bev had been introduced to writer/artist/producer Jimmy Felber in the ‘70’s while he was with Motown. He had just written and produced a hit entitled “Golden Girl” which was recorded by Al Jarreau. bev was very impressed with his talent, versatility and impeccable taste. When Jimmy and bev got together in his studio, their compatibility and musical talents inspired new thoughts, melodies and ideas. Their original plan to record a demo of four songs developed into “portrait of nine dreams.” Jimmy and bev wrote and co-wrote the nine songs on their newly released CD, which features bev on vocals, and music performed and arranged by Jimmy.
of nine dreams” gives the listener another side of bev than her
Riverside recordings. The CD reflects her musical growth and incorporates life
experiences. Progressive, fresh, soulful, and delivered from the heart,
“portrait of nine dreams” paints an intimate and melodic picture. The
nine tone poems are eclectic
in nature, blending bev and Jimmy’s jazz-influenced musical compositions
with bev’s sultry voice and Jimmy’s beautifully flavored
orchestrations. Always the innovators, bev and Jimmy are seasoned pro’s,
drawing some from the past and setting new standards for the future.
"portrait of nine dreams" is a pleasurable listening experience.
of nine dreams” is available on jimeni records through North Country
In 1976, bev started
working in various clubs in California with
also available at:
Tower Records, Japan
Disk Union, Japan
This page was last updated Sunday, 28 July 2013.