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A forty-something singer who retired to raise a family in the Virginia-D.C. area, Marie is making a comeback, and it's a welcome egress. She has a strong individualistic, enjoyable voice which includes parts of Ella, Sarah, Dinah, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, and Teri Thornton -- most closely Thornton. She's smooth but never slick, easy on the ears, with a good range and a deep, rich instrument that can easily belt when commanded. Pianist Mulgrew Miller, guitarist Marvin Sewell, and drummer Gerald Cleaver comprise the glue of these sessions, the ultimate musical accompanists and button pushers. Marie tackles some interesting re-arrangements, like the quick samba ...
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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
A forty-something singer who retired to raise a family in the Virginia-D.C. area, Marie is making a comeback, and it's a welcome egress. She has a strong individualistic, enjoyable voice which includes parts of Ella, Sarah, Dinah, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, and Teri Thornton -- most closely Thornton. She's smooth but never slick, easy on the ears, with a good range and a deep, rich instrument that can easily belt when commanded. Pianist Mulgrew Miller, guitarist Marvin Sewell, and drummer Gerald Cleaver comprise the glue of these sessions, the ultimate musical accompanists and button pushers. Marie tackles some interesting re-arrangements, like the quick samba version of "What a Difference a Day Makes," atypical hard scattish bopping "God Bless the Child," and Sewell's Duane Allman-ish slide guitar during a bluesy swing take of "Tennessee Waltz" with Marie moaning, groaning, and yeah-ing on the bridge. "Motherless Child" starts with Ugonna Okegwo's bass and Marie's voice, then merges to light Fender Rhodes based funk for Nina Simone's tale of the black Aunt Sarah, yellow woman/white fathered Sefronia, tan prostitute Sweet Thing, and brown toughie Peaches on "Four Women." Most in the mainstream, Marie sings with Miller in duet and trio on the ballad "The Very Thought of You," the cute, standard, easily swung "A Sleepin' Bee," and on the edge, the delineated, slow 6/8 "Afro-Blue" with jungle percussion by Jeffrey Haynes, soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome, Oscar Brown's deep lyric, and Marie's nervous oohs. As a songwriter Marie shines on the best cut of the date, "I Like You," a hip, swinging modal piano buoying an exhaustive, extended lyric where she likes this special someone more than just about anything. There's also the light bossa original, not the pop tune, "Take My Breath Away" with Sewell's acoustic guitar, and the Enya penned title track, using various pop, folk, and ethnic nuances with Newsome and hand percussion inserted. All in all this is a credible effort that should pave the way for much more, as Marie is quite capable and talented. Recommended.
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  • Release Date: 5/16/2000
  • Label: Max Jazz Records
  • UPC: 601614019220
  • Catalog Number: 140192

Album Credits

Performance Credits
René Marie Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Sam Newsome Soprano Saxophone
Mulgrew Miller Piano, fender rhodes
Marvin Sewell Guitar
Gerald Cleaver Drums
Ugonna Okegwo Bass
Technical Credits
Bruce Barth Arranger, Producer
Katsuhiko Naito Mastering
René Marie Arranger
David Baker Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where has she been all my life?

    Wow! What a sense of timing! What a quality of making the lyrics really come to life! I am knocked out by the talent she brings to this CD. I can't wait for her next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This girl can sing!!!!

    You MUST, absolutely MUST get Rene Marie's ''How can I keep from Singing?'' I bought it after hearing one track (Hurry Sundown) on my favorite jazz radio station and I got hooked. She is phenomenal!! Oh, baby! This girl can sing. She has style, sass, and sizzle. Not since Billie Holiday and Ella have I heard this much soul in jazz. You'll love her. My favorite: tracks 6, 9 and 12. And if you don¿t thoroughly enjoy ¿Afro Blue¿ then you need to check yourself before you wreck yourself¿or just question whether you really truly are a jazz lover.

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