Art & Survival

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Versatility has gotten vocalist Dianne Reeves in trouble. Those who feel she could be a great jazz singer want her to stick to scat singing and interpreting show tunes; others who enjoyed the light fusion and urban contemporary hits prefer that she look toward the future. Reeves does a little of both on her this set. Art And Survival includes her most hard-hitting message songs to date. The only problem is that Reeves' voice doesn't lend itself to shouts or expressing defiance; she sounds strained on "Endangered Species" and seems more like she's presenting a diatribe than expounding on a theme. Overall, Art And Survival is neither '90s revisited bop nor overtly commercial ...
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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Versatility has gotten vocalist Dianne Reeves in trouble. Those who feel she could be a great jazz singer want her to stick to scat singing and interpreting show tunes; others who enjoyed the light fusion and urban contemporary hits prefer that she look toward the future. Reeves does a little of both on her this set. Art And Survival includes her most hard-hitting message songs to date. The only problem is that Reeves' voice doesn't lend itself to shouts or expressing defiance; she sounds strained on "Endangered Species" and seems more like she's presenting a diatribe than expounding on a theme. Overall, Art And Survival is neither '90s revisited bop nor overtly commercial Quiet Storm fodder. Dianne Reeves is really seeking a middle ground between her two audiences, and if everything here doesn't work, at least she keeps forging ahead.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/1994
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724382849421
  • Catalog Number: 28494

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Old Souls (5:20)
  2. 2 Come to the River (5:36)
  3. 3 One More Time (5:37)
  4. 4 Anthem (5:26)
  5. 5 Freedom Dance (6:55)
  6. 6 Endangered Species (3:23)
  7. 7 Josa Lee (6:54)
  8. 8 Body and Soul (10:06)
  9. 9 Silent Tears and Roses (6:49)
  10. 10 Lament for a Lonely Child (6:48)
  11. 11 Bird Alone (6:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dianne Reeves Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Terri Lyne Carrington Drums
Kenny Kirkland Piano
John Patitucci Bass, Acoustic Bass
David Torkanowsky Piano, Electric Piano
John Beasley Piano
Frank Collett Piano
Michael Thompson Guitar
Alex Acuña Percussion
Murray Adler Violin
Murray Alder Strings
Brenton Banks Strings, Violin
Eduardo del Barrio Synthesizer, Conductor
Robert Becker Viola
Carl Carwell Choir, Chorus
Luis Conte Percussion
Mathew Cooker Cello
Alan H Crunfeld Strings
Yvette Devereaux Strings, Violin
Stephen Erdody Cello
Armen Garabedian Strings, Violin
Irving Geller Strings, Violin
Endre Granat Violin, Concert Master
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Michael Henderson Choir, Chorus
Joe Heredia Drums
Alexander Horuath Strings
Munyungo Jackson Percussion
Joe Ketendjian Strings
Tara Kiki Vocals, Voices
Billy Kilson Drums
Penny Kirkland Piano
Paul Kreibich Drums
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Dane Little Cello
Diane Little Cello
Diane Louie Conductor
Pino Marrone Guitar
Miguel Martinez Viola
Jorge Moraga Viola
Carole Mukogawa Viola
Dan Neufeld Viola
Irma Neumann Strings, Violin
Jeanne Pisano Choir, Chorus
John Pisano Guitar
Barbara Porter Strings, Violin
Jeffrey Ramsey Choir, Chorus
Ralph Rickert Trumpet
John T. Scanlon Viola, Alto Clarinet
Andy Simpkins Bass, Acoustic Bass
Steve Tavaglione Soprano Saxophone
Alexander Treger Strings, Violin
Ti Olvia Tusi Strings, Violin
Patti Van Santen Choir, Chorus
Dorothy Wade Strings, Violin
Yi Hu Strings, Violin
Icarus Johnson Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Alexander Horvath Violin
Miriam Cutler & Swing Street Choir, Chorus
Hank Berrings Choir, Chorus
Terrance Chavan Chatman Choir, Chorus
Humphrey Cobb Choir, Chorus
Donald Eaholtz Choir, Chorus
Holly Irwin Choir, Chorus
Joe Ketenojian Violin
Alma Kittling Choir, Chorus
Hollis Payseur Choir, Chorus
Renee Sousa Choir, Chorus
Kathie Talbott Choir, Chorus
Jo'hnna Allen Choir, Chorus
Cecily Gardner Choir, Chorus
Charles "Icarus" Johnson Guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Myron Jackson Choir, Chorus
Chase MacArthur Choir, Chorus
David Simpson Choir, Chorus
Jorge Del Barrio Conductor
Ralph Morrison III Strings
Jimmy Johnson Fretless Bass Guitar
Raymond Tischer Viola
David Robertson Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Terri Lyne Carrington Arranger, Composer, Producer
David Torkanowsky Composer
Eduardo del Barrio Arranger, Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Ed Goodreau Engineer
Johnny Green Composer
Erik Hanson Programming
Diane Louie Arranger, Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Jeanne Pisano Composer
Dianne Reeves Arranger, Composer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements
Henry Marquez Art Direction
Randall Martin Cover Design
Tiffany Barsotti Executive Producer
Jorge Del Barrio Arranger
Ralph Morrison III Contributor
Eddie Del Barrio Composer, Producer
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