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As the Sun Shines Down on Me

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Vocalist Jacqui Dankworth is as radiant as ever on As the Sun Shines Down on Me, an album of recorded in 2002 and 2003 but seeing American release in 2004 through Candid Records. Joined by virtuosic guitarist Mike Outram, her bassist brother Alec Dankworth, and percussionist Roy Dodds, Dankworth interprets 15 old faves, keeping the mood light and tasteful throughout. Opening with a reading of "Blue Moon" could be a risk -- it's a well-known, perhaps even overplayed song. But the version here is so perfectly rendered, so gentle from the folky guitar line through the light brush work, that the song is reborn. While she's an astute jazz vocalist with perfect phrasing, one of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Vocalist Jacqui Dankworth is as radiant as ever on As the Sun Shines Down on Me, an album of recorded in 2002 and 2003 but seeing American release in 2004 through Candid Records. Joined by virtuosic guitarist Mike Outram, her bassist brother Alec Dankworth, and percussionist Roy Dodds, Dankworth interprets 15 old faves, keeping the mood light and tasteful throughout. Opening with a reading of "Blue Moon" could be a risk -- it's a well-known, perhaps even overplayed song. But the version here is so perfectly rendered, so gentle from the folky guitar line through the light brush work, that the song is reborn. While she's an astute jazz vocalist with perfect phrasing, one of the nice things about Sun Shines Down is how it integrates Dankworth and her band's training with the accessibility of pop. There's an easygoing universality about the album that's brought out in the slight bossa nova tinges on a reading of James Taylor's "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," a traditional take on "In a Sentimental Mood," or a unique, brief but beautiful "Hi Lili Hi Lo" that finds Dankworth dueting with Outram's thumb piano work. Other standout moments include a shimmering "Man From Mars" originally by Joni Mitchell, more stellar percussion work from Dodds on "Teach Me Tonight," and versions of both Stevie Wonder's "Knocks Me off My Feet" and Bob Dylan's "I Threw It All Away" that find a peaceful, inviting voice inside the originals' established frames.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2004
  • Label: Candid Records
  • UPC: 708857978823
  • Catalog Number: 79788
  • Sales rank: 303,511

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Moon (4:37)
  2. 2 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (3:30)
  3. 3 As the Sun Shines Down on Me (4:06)
  4. 4 Man from Mars (4:30)
  5. 5 Miracle (3:05)
  6. 6 My Ship (5:20)
  7. 7 In a Sentimental Mood - John Dankworth (2:30)
  8. 8 September in the Rain (3:16)
  9. 9 Teach Me Tonight (5:52)
  10. 10 Lucky Charm (4:25)
  11. 11 Knocks Me Off My Feet (3:19)
  12. 12 I Threw It All Away (5:16)
  13. 13 You Must Believe in Spring (2:32)
  14. 14 Hi Lili Hi Lo (1:38)
  15. 15 Nuestro Tema (4:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jacqueline Dankworth Primary Artist, Vocals
Alec Dankworth Double Bass
Roy Dodds Percussion, Drums, Shaker
Tim Harries Double Bass
Martin Brunsden Singing Saw
Mike Outram Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Kalimba
Technical Credits
Kurt Weill Composer
Silvio Rodríguez Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
James Taylor Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Alan Bates Executive Producer
Harvey Brough Vocal Arrangements
Sammy Cahn Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Dave Dix Mastering
Roy Dodds Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Al Dubin Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Manny Kurtz Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Charlie Wood Composer
Helen Deutsch Composer
Jacqueline Dankworth Producer, Audio Production
Jaki Dankworth Composer
Mike Outram Composer
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