A Brief Review of “Sam Broverman (ASA, Ph.D.) Sings Johnny Mercer” #actuary #actuaries

A Brief Review of Dream Maker, Heartbreaker – Sam Broverman Sings Johnny Mercer

Dr. Sam Broverman’s album recently caught my attention and I couldn’t wait to download and hear how an Actuarial Science professor’s first jazz album would surprise and amaze me.

Dr. Broverman’s album is a lot of fun to listen to. The energy and spontaneity he brings to “Goody, Goody” and “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening” channel his best Louis Prima. “Trav’lin’ Light” is a thoughtful, Johnny Hartman-like number.

“Laura” has Tony Bennett-ish depth that will give you chills. And, yes, I’m even going to invoke Sinatra here: “Day In, Day Out” has wonderful Chairman of the Board-like tempo that shows who clearly is in charge of this album.

My favorite cut on the album is “Accentuate the Positive”. I wonder which one is Dr. Broverman’s?

The arrangements here very nicely supplement the real star: Broverman’s talented, youthful voice.

Check out Dream Maker, Heartbreaker at www.Brovermusic.com .

I so look forward to hearing Dr. Broverman’s next album!

– Claude Penland

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