Hear some tracks from Sam’s new CD “Dream Maker, Heartbreaker – Sam Broverman Sings Johnny Mercer”.
Dream Maker, Heartbreaker – Sam Broverman Sings Johnny Mercer represents a lifetime of singing for the Winnipeg-born and Toronto-based entertainer who, for many years has combined a career in mathematics with that of a professional singer.
On this debut album, Broverman pays tribute to one of the original American pop legends and adds his own sense of polish to these classics, revealing a talent whose time is nigh. Backed by a Who’s Who of Toronto-based jazz and blues musicians, including Andy Ballantyne, Bucky Berger, William Carn, Debbie Fleming, Chris Gale, Peter Hill, Kelly Jefferson, Mark Kieswetter, George Koller, Ross MacIntyre, Reg Schwager, Kevin Turcotte, and Chris and Ken Whiteley, Broverman weaves an authentic spell of his own as he unleashes 12 classic performances.
From songs like “Goody Goody”,”Laura” and “In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening”, a strong sense of sophistication blends with the romance of the era together with an element of cool that proves ageless across such classic material as fresh today in Broverman’s care as it was in its original era. As Broverman sings Mercer’s feel-good “I’m Old-Fashioned” atop George Koller’s elegant bass line and a bank of strummed guitars, there’s no question there’s plenty of room in today’s musical vocabulary for music that ‘accentuates the positive’.