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Finally the Rain Has Come

Finally the Rain Has Come

by Leni Stern
     
 
Guitarist/vocalist Leni Stern's 13th recording is constructed upon contemporary jazz-pop-type motifs. The artist's proclamations concerning peace and love are intertwined with the sad events surrounding September 11. With this release, Stern enlists superstars such as guitarists John McLaughlin and Bill Frisell, saxophonist

Overview

Guitarist/vocalist Leni Stern's 13th recording is constructed upon contemporary jazz-pop-type motifs. The artist's proclamations concerning peace and love are intertwined with the sad events surrounding September 11. With this release, Stern enlists superstars such as guitarists John McLaughlin and Bill Frisell, saxophonist Michael Brecker, and others. Overall, she possesses an angelic voice to coincide with her laid-back and at times textural guitar work, whereas some of these pieces surge forward with a slight country & western vibe. Larry Saltzman's sitar-guitar lines and Stern's softly stated vocalese augment McLaughlin's blazingly fast electric guitar lines on "Finally the Rain Has Come." Here, the listener might think of McLaughlin's Shakti band, although this piece might be deemed a bit more radio-friendly. There's not much to get excited about, yet Stern's heartfelt lyricism hits the mark in a subtle and generally affable fashion. Unfortunately, many of these pieces fail to impart a long-term impression, largely due to Stern's rather oblique melding of jazz, rock, and pop. And while it's all been done before, strong material coupled with memorably melodic themes and catchy riffs might have elevated this production to loftier heights.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2002
Label:
Leni Stern
UPC:
0650113103329
catalogNumber:
1033

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leni Stern   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Tanpura,Loops
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
John McLaughlin   Electric Guitar
Bill Frisell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Zakir Hussain   Tabla,Kanjira
Kevyn Lettau   Background Vocals
Larry Saltzman   Sitar,tiple
Paul Socolow   Bass,Background Vocals,Loops
George Whitty   Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Loops
Sentienta Toy   Background Vocals
Keith Carlock   Drums,Background Vocals
Derek Layes   Cello,Background Vocals
Jenny Scheinman   Violin,Background Vocals
Adam Levy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lynne Timmes   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Leni Stern   Producer,Engineer
George Whitty   Producer,Engineer
Joseph C. Smith   Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements
Derek Layes   Engineer
Ben Bailes   Engineer
Kim Sonsky   Cover Art

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