Dianne Reeves can do it all, and then some. Wrapping her gorgeous pipes around material by everyone from Cole Porter, Leonard Cohen, Mongo Santameria, to Cat Stevens, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Milton Nascimento, Reeves unites all this diversity with her exquisite taste and extravagant artistry. Confidently leading a full-charged five-piece ensemble through a program that makes dazzling use of jazz, funk, pop, and Latin elements, Reeves also sounds just as comfortable in stripped-down duets with her guitarist Romero Lubamo on intimate versions of Jobim's "Triste" and Nascimento's "Bridges," and with pianist George Duke (Reeve's producer and cousin) on the introduction to "Come In." The breadth of her vocal talent is wide and assured: She scats, she improvises with words, chords and melody, she sings straight from the heart with unadorned passion. A brilliant interpreter of songs by others, Reeves is also a fine composer. Her "Come In," "Testify," "The Best Times (Grandma's Song)," and "Mista" stand confidently beside the more familiar fare.
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- Blue Note Records
Performance CreditsDianne Reeves Primary Artist,Vocals
George Duke Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Reginald Veal Bass,Background Vocals
Rocky Bryant Drums,Background Vocals
Wayne Holmes Background Vocals
Munyungo Jackson Percussion,Background Vocals
Romero Lubambo Guitar
Otmaro Ruíz Synthesizer,Piano,Background Vocals
Technical CreditsGeorge Duke Producer
Erik Zobler Engineer,Remixing
Jessica Novod Art Direction
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I HAVE ONLY LISTEND TO HER MUSIC AND HEARD ON AIR INTERVIEWS WITH HER ON STATION KTSU IN HOUSTON 90.9 AND BEING A PERCUSSIONIST ONE CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE PURE JOY AND EXCITMENT OF WORKING WITH SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT NOT TO MENTION THE ADDED TREAT OF HAVING HER COUSIN (SIR)GOERGE DUKE ON BOARD.
I was first introduced to Dianne Reeves when I was a sophomore in high school. I bought her sophomore album while I was traveling from Guam to Washington D.C. Her music was my companion as I flew thousands of miles for more than 20 hours. Now at age 24, I'm delighted to have her latest album in my collection. Her latest work is a testament to style and grace. One day I hope she travels to Guam, so residents here can enjoy her music live.
Alphonso V. Hines., To: Ms. Reeves, Your Song Never too far from HOME really touch me deeply,and every time I hear it or just listen to it the PEOPLE around me have to leave because I tell them that I JUST LOVE THE SONG AND THE WORDS IN THE SONG. I had a fire in my home and lost all my music, in which i don't think that i can find that Alblum again. in closeing I just want to say KEEP ON KEEPING ON , YOU and W. HOUSTON , ARE MY TWO BEST EVER ......(: FEMALE singers. p.s. I could listen to your song all DAY and NITE