Marc Jordan – Crucifix In Dreamland (EMI Music Canada)

Steeped in jazz with a healthy dose of pop music, Canadian Marc Jordan delivers a rather pleasant, accessible record with Crucifix In Dreamland. With guest appearances by Allison Krauss, Johnny Reid, Ron Sexsmith, Hawksley Workman and Timothy B Schmit, Jordan’s guests wisely let their host lead the proceedings, complimenting his vocals but never overpowering them. Perhaps most importantly, none of the collaborations come off as schmaltzy, which ain’t an easy feat to achieve, either.