Live at Jazz Standard, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Dena DeRose is one of a handful of jazz artists who is equally talented as both a vocalist and pianist. Live at Jazz Standard, Vol. 2 is drawn from the same 2007 shows as the first volume, with the capable rhythm section of bassist Martin Wind and drummer Matt Wilson (who have worked together a good bit, especially with pianist Bill Mays). Right away she sets herself apart from many vocalists by tackling the subtle ballad "The Ruby and the Pearl," delivering a heartfelt vocal with simmering piano. She adds a bit of playful scat to her jaunty performance of Benny Carter's "When Light Are Low," while tackling Johnny Frigo's "Detour Ahead" as a breezy bossa nova. DeRose omits ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Dena DeRose is one of a handful of jazz artists who is equally talented as both a vocalist and pianist. Live at Jazz Standard, Vol. 2 is drawn from the same 2007 shows as the first volume, with the capable rhythm section of bassist Martin Wind and drummer Matt Wilson (who have worked together a good bit, especially with pianist Bill Mays). Right away she sets herself apart from many vocalists by tackling the subtle ballad "The Ruby and the Pearl," delivering a heartfelt vocal with simmering piano. She adds a bit of playful scat to her jaunty performance of Benny Carter's "When Light Are Low," while tackling Johnny Frigo's "Detour Ahead" as a breezy bossa nova. DeRose omits the piano entirely from her moving take of the bittersweet standard "I Fall in Love Too Easily," backed solely by Wind. DeRose gets a bit tickled in several places during"Laughing at Life," while her strident piano provides the perfect complement to her swinging vocal. Her sole instrumental is a lively trio setting of Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way." Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2008
  • Label: Max Jazz Records
  • UPC: 610614050522
  • Catalog Number: 505
  • Sales rank: 115,156

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dena DeRose Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Katsuhiko Naito Recorder
Matt Wilson Drums
Martin Wind Bass
Technical Credits
Frankie Laine Composer
Herb Ellis Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Johnny Frigo Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Katsuhiko Naito Engineer, Mastering
Leo Robin Composer
Bob Todd Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Dena DeRose Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Lou Carter Composer
Pressley Jacobs Art Direction
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