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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
There have been a number of singing jazz pianists over the years, yet most have been stronger in one area or the other. Dena DeRose was a pianist first and took up singing only after a hand injury sidelined her from playing for a time. But she is the real deal, able to bring out the best in the music and lyrics to any given piece. Her snappy take of the standard "Speak Low" features her assertive playing, along with a bit of soft scat as she winds up the piece. DeRose wrote the lyrics to Philippe Petrucciani's haunting ballad "This Is Love," a challenging piece that also showcases bassist Martin Wind. Cole Porter's "Get out of Town" seems like a song in danger of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
There have been a number of singing jazz pianists over the years, yet most have been stronger in one area or the other. Dena DeRose was a pianist first and took up singing only after a hand injury sidelined her from playing for a time. But she is the real deal, able to bring out the best in the music and lyrics to any given piece. Her snappy take of the standard "Speak Low" features her assertive playing, along with a bit of soft scat as she winds up the piece. DeRose wrote the lyrics to Philippe Petrucciani's haunting ballad "This Is Love," a challenging piece that also showcases bassist Martin Wind. Cole Porter's "Get out of Town" seems like a song in danger of overexposure, yet the pianist's amusing approach includes her dark extended vamp and Matt Wilson's unusual percussion line in the introduction. She proves captivating in her solo feature, the bittersweet ballad "A Table Set for Solitude." Her bluesy arrangement of "Alone Together" and delicate bossa nova treatment of "On Green Dolphin Street" also shine. Tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm is added for "I Fall in Love Too Easily," providing an emotional foil for her moving vocal. For DeRose's jaunty take of "Lover," she shows off a bit of playful stride piano before switching to the more familiar jazz waltz setting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Label: Max Jazz Records
  • UPC: 610614050423
  • Catalog Number: 504
  • Sales rank: 135,618

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dena DeRose Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Matt Wilson Drums
Martin Wind Bass, Upright Bass
Joel Frahm Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Kurt Weill Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Bronislaw Kaper Composer
Ogden Nash Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Katsuhiko Naito Engineer, Mastering
Cole Porter Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Dena DeRose Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Pressley Jacobs Art Direction
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